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What are you reading for the Battle of the Bulge Campaign?


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1) Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45 by Peter Caddick-Adams
review: http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-snow-and-steel-by-peter-caddick-adams-those-who-hold-bastogne-by-peter-schrijvers-1419027416


My take:

Balanced, scholarly without reading like a thesis.

Hefty (over 700 pp.)

Seems to be good coverage, high-to-low, so far. One third through.

I am impressed.

Got a good deal at Powells: $12.98 for book club HC

BTW, they ship, or you can order online and pick up in person (Books on-hold) to save shipping.



2) Next on my list is the "Army Green Book":

U.S Army In World War II: European Theater of Operations

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge

by Hugh M. Cole

Got the original Green book HC at Powells. Not cheap, but not e-bay price, either.

Excellent maps.

You can also find it online in PDF and HTML


A classic.


3) My number 3 might be the second book in the WSJ book review article I listed above:

Those Who Hold Bastogne The True Story of the Soldiers & Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge
by Peter Schrijvers



Comes in several formats, incl Kindle, Audible and MP3 CD

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BTW, if you are interested in "THE OTHER US AIRBORNE" division in the BotB, see

The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II Hardcover – August 30, 2011
by Guy LoFaro  (Author)
This book has a chapter - about 60 pp - of the 82nd part in the Battle of the Bulge https://www.amazon.com/Sword-St-Michael-Airborne-Division/dp/0306820234


See also: the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment - Unit History http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/325/325.html

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Just finished Armored Thunderbolt: The US Army Sherman in WWII by Steven Zaloga and Tank Killers:A History of America's WWII Tank Destroyer Force by Harry Yeide. Just started The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor for late late war German military morale feeling.


Also reading Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts (a fantastic book,) and The Spanish Civil War by Antony Beevor, all to flesh out my general knowledge about the war.

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