Potomac Books, 2007, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
First impression. Size: 12mo Small. 143 pages. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This fascinating study of military leadership follows British general Bernard Law Montgomery's military career from his cadet days and service in World War I to his great victories of World War II, including his defeat of the great German panzer commander, Erwin Rommel, at Alamein. Nigel Hamilton presents a brilliant, arrogant Montgomery, who refused to bow to authority and skated on the edge of dismissal like his American counterpart, George S. Patton. Though very different in their command styles, Montgomery and Patton became the two most successful Allied field generals in World War II. From North Africa through the invasion of Sicily, they routed the Germans in battle, with Patton as a thrusting cavalryman and Montgomery as an infantry commander devoted to applying massive force at a vital point. The author contends that Montgomery's planning and leadership transformed Operation Overlord from a Second Front project doomed to fail into a successful Allied invasion plan. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1574889044. ISBN/EAN: 9781574889048. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7655.