Coverart for item
The Resource The steel wave : a novel of World War II, Jeff Shaara, (electronic resource)

The steel wave : a novel of World War II, Jeff Shaara, (electronic resource)

Label
The steel wave : a novel of World War II
Title
The steel wave
Title remainder
a novel of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Shaara
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeff Shaara plunges his readers into the minds of the commanders who gave the orders, and the soldiers who carried them out with the rifle and bayonet. Omar Bradley, the stoic and thoughtful American general, is responsible for the lives of every American soldier in the extraordinary operation. George Patton, the war's most outspoken and controversial figure, chafed noisily in England, impatiently waiting while others did the fighting. He served first as a simple decoy with a phantom army at his command, a brilliant deception to convince the Germans that Patton will in fact lead an invasion elsewhere. Once the Allied foothold is secure, Patton is finally turned loose, and energizes the historic breakout that drives the Germans in a chaotic retreat across France. Above it all is Dwight Eisenhower, "Ike", whose overall strategies and command decisions unite the American and British forces into an unstoppable fighting machine. On the mainland, the German defenses along Hitler's Atlantic Wall are commanded by a familiar adversary, Erwin Rommel, one of the 20th century's finest combat soldiers, and the primary German voice from Shaara's previous volume The rising tide. Faced with the task of tossing the Allied invaders back into the sea, Rommel must confront not only the enemy on the beaches, but the enemies in his own high command, including the increasingly deranged rantings of Adolf Hitler. Familiar names emerge too, each with a distinctive voice: Churchill, Marshall, Montgomery, Hitler, and more. From GI to general, this centerpiece of Jeff Shaara's saga on the Second World War carries the reader through the events of the most crucial weeks of the Second World War--events that altered the flow of the war, and ultimately, changed history
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaara, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.H18
LC item number
S74 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Michael
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Michael, Paul
  • Books on Tape, Inc
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1939-1945
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The steel wave : a novel of World War II, Jeff Shaara, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 20:50:21
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415948187
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f44b203e-18fa-42f0-bd2f-c8fe06f2b4be
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232336494
  • (OCoLC)232336494
  • 624909
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 299487 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The steel wave : a novel of World War II, Jeff Shaara, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 20:50:21
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415948187
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f44b203e-18fa-42f0-bd2f-c8fe06f2b4be
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232336494
  • (OCoLC)232336494
  • 624909
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 299487 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Main BranchBorrow it
      405 Pine St, Manchester, NH, 03104, US
      42.992271 -71.458785

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...