A year before the much-heralded second front was opened in Normandy in 1944, the Allies waged a campaign in Sicily and Italy--an assault that was marked by intra-Allied argument and dissent from beginning to end. This is the story of the "backwater war" that resulted: a fierce, drawn-out campaign that began with the invasion of Sicily, continued with the landings at Salerno and Anzio in Italy, and included the controversial bombing of Monte Cassino.
About the Author:
Edwin P. Hoyt, a historian and veteran of World War II, has written more than 150 books, including Guadalcanal (0-8128-8563-5), Inferno (1-56833-149-5), and The Last Kamikaze (0-275-94067-5). His work has appeared in the Denver Post, Collier"s, American Heritage, and CBS News.
"Sharp-edged, operationally focused narrative, aimed at a general audience."
---Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel
"An intriguing analysis, Backwater War is an impressive and welcome contribution to personal reading lists and military history collections."
--The Midwest Book Review
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