The Rising Tide Analysis

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World War II: 1939-1945 Series otherwise known as the World War II is a series of novels by award winning historical novelist Jeff Shaara. The first novel in the series was the highly popular title The Rising Tide that was first published in 2006. The World War II series of novels follows the happenings of the Second World War through the perspective of the allied command. The series of novels is an intimate portrait of the tireless efficiency of the officers of the war such as Bernard Montgomery, George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the ordinary soldiers working under them. The series is set in the deserts and desolate hills from Europe to Africa to Asia where allied forces battle crafty Nazi generals such as Rommel. The Rising Tide…show more content…
What follows is an intimate and unprecedented telling of the war as the American and British forces unleash the paratrooper on the soft underbelly of the Nazi machine. The Rising Tide is an excellently told novel that shows just why the author won the 2005 W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. WORLD WAR II AWARDS: “The Steel Wave”, the second novel in the series was declared a 2009 Notable Book by The American Library Association's Reference and Users Services Association. BEST WORLD WAR II BOOKS: The Rising Tide the first novel in the series is one of the very best of novels that Jeff Shaara ever wrote. Dwight D. Eisenhower starts out as an obscure administrator to become one of the most tireless and efficient generals, qualities that ultimately won the war for the allies. The author portrays the clashing personality and styles of generals from Omar Bradley to Mark Clark and George Patton as they confront General Rommel otherwise known as the Desert Fox. Never told by many writers of World War II, General Rommel is a battlefield genius whose exploits that inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on the allies, making for some interesting reading. Shifting perspectives from the commanders to the paratroopers to the tank drivers, Shaara brings to life the tragedy and heroism…show more content…
Eisenhower commands a unique blend of allies that must prove they have what it take to fight together and defeat the might of the German machine. Meanwhile General Rommel brilliant as he is must fight a war on two fronts; an increasingly insane Adolf Hitler at home and the formidable allies on the French coast. Telling the stories of generals and GIs and paratroopers, Shaara excellently tells the story of the most critical juncture of the war that shaped the course of the war, and ultimately the history of the world. No Less Than Victory the third novel of the series is a brilliant portrayal of the harrowing and unforgettable final act of World War II. Shaara presents one of the most riveting narrative through the eyes of the young GIs, Patton, and Eisenhower who confront the last of the German forces. Some of the soldiers they face up to include Gerd von Rundstedt and Albert Speer, Hitler’s golden boy. The novel takes one on a journey chronicling the end of a lunatic’s dreams and the undying spirit of the soldier to take him on. OTHER BOOK SERIES YOU MAY

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