The Sword of St. Michael by Guy LoFaro
The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II

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The 82nd Airborne Division spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit of World War II, and its fierce battlefield tenacity earned it the reputation of one of the finest divisions in the world. Yet no comprehensive history of the 82nd during World War II exists today. The Sword of St. Michaelcorrects this significant gap in the literature, offering a lively narrative and thoroughly researched history of the famous division.

Author Guy LoFaro, himself a distinguished officer of the division, interweaves the voices of soldiers at both ends of the chain of command, from Eisenhower to the lowest private. Making extensive use of primary sources, LoFaro offers a work of insightful analysis, situating the division's exploits in a strategic and operational context.


About Guy LoFaro

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Guy LoFaro is an 82nd Airborne Division combat veteran and former West Point history professor. He lives in Atlanta.
Published August 30, 2011 by Da Capo Press. 786 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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