Gelb, Norman.


1st ed., 1994. 480 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Ike and Monty is the first book to focus exclusively on how their relationship determined the fate of the Allied effort to liberate Europe in World War II. It is a compelling account of the roles played in the struggle against Nazi Germany by Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, and Montgomery, the most celebrated British battlefield commander of modern times. They were men of such profoundly contrasting temperaments and strategic orientation that their relationship was bound to be difficult and at times stormy. Stage by stage, their often bitter discord greatly influenced the way war was fought and won. From the invasion of Africa to D-Day, from the Normandy breakout to the liberation of Paris, from the Battle of the Bulge to the fall of Berlin, this book draws a masterful portrait of a tortured collaboration between two military giants.

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