A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II

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Here is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled for a single battle -- culminating in the most grandiose and devastatingly tragic struggle of World War II.

Now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of VE Day, A Bridge Too Far tells the classic story of the battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, which cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Cornelius Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem.

Focusing on a vast cast of characters, from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists, to common soldiers and commanders, Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and the tragedy of this epic operation, which marshalled some of the greatest resources of the war yet ended in bitter defeat.

About Cornelius Ryan

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Now deceased, Cornelius Ryan was among the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth U.S. air forces, and covering the D-Day landings and the advance of General Patton's Third Army across France and Germany. In addition to The Longest Day, he was the author of numerous books, major magazine pieces, and a variety of plays, screenplays, and TV and radio scripts. Ryan was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland.
Published February 9, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 672 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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To drive this narrative, Ryan artfully presents selections from books and articles, after-action reports and field communication logs, letters, and interviews from scores of civilians and participants, including many German leaders, whose experiences, according to the author, are told for the fir...

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