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- DescriptionIn the desperate summer of 1942, Hitler seemed to be on the verge of victory in Russia and the Middle East. With Rommel nearing Cairo, a little kwn lieutenant-general, Bernard Montgomery, took charge of what Churchill called a baffled and bewildered British 8th Army. Assuming command, Montgomery issued his famous order, Here we will stand and fight;...If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here dead, and led the Army to one of the Allies' greatest victories-El Alamein. Monty became an instantly recognizable Allied leader, but as a man with strong views, unbending principles, and outspoken frankness, he was both loved and disliked, praised and criticized. This bibliography presents and evaluates the extensive body of literature that has grown up around the controversial Field Marshal. Any serious study of World War II military campaigns must confront Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, an individualist with both admirers and detractors. This book provides an extensive historiographical overview of the literature in Part I and a bibliography of significant works in Part II. It is a basic reference and research guide for the student, scholar, and general reader.
- Author BiographyCOLIN F. BAXTER is Professor of History at East Tennessee State University. His earlier books include The Normandy Campaign, 1944: A Selected Bibliography (Greenwood, 1992) and The War in North Africa, 1940-1943: A Selected Bibliography (Greenwood, 1996).
- Author(s)Colin F. Baxter
- Date of Publication30/10/1999
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitleBibliographies of Battles & Leaders
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 23
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight466 g
- Width165 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine20 mm
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