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by Cornelius Ryan

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Author:
Cornelius Ryan
ISBN13:
978-0241890738
ISBN:
024189073X
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; 1st ed edition (September 16, 1974)
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Military
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4.4
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A bridge too far, 1974. The last battle, 1966.

A bridge too far, 1974. The longest day, 1959. Simon & schuster paperbacks. 1230 Avenue of the Americas. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

For each book Ryan interviewed or corresponded with hundreds of military . A gifted reporter and writer, Cornelius Ryan set the standard for telling war stories that fly by like the best novels.

For each book Ryan interviewed or corresponded with hundreds of military veterans and civilian participants, weaving their individual stories together in books at once epic in scale and intimate in focus. A visit to the Normandy beaches in 1949 inspired Ryan to write a book about D-Day, a task that took a decade to complete. In Ryan’s tragic masterpiece A Bridge Too Far (1974), Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s bold plan to end the war in 1944 by crossing the Rhine in Holland sets in motion the greatest airborne assault in history.

A Bridge Too Far, a non-fiction book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1974, tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhemacross the river Rhine in the occupied Netherlands during World War . .

A Bridge Too Far, a non-fiction book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1974, tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhemacross the river Rhine in the occupied Netherlands during World War II in September 1944.

Excellent book of 2 books. I was unable to find A Bridge Too Far elsewhere, unlike the Longest Day. Great pictures and useful maps

Every paragraph leaps with action. Not only does it hold up after 60 years, it should be required reading in every high school and college in America for the next 50 years. -Winston Groom, The Wall Street Journal. Excellent book of 2 books. Great pictures and useful maps. Pity it arrived dented, hence I removed one star.

It was painfully obvious, says Captain Ernest Seccombe, that the Jerries had much more ammunition than we did. We tried to move in spurts, from cover to cover. We tried to move in spurts, from cover to cover was caught in a murderous crossfire. I fell like a sack of potatoes. I couldn’t even crawl. Seccombe, who had been hit in both legs, watched helplessly as two Germans approached him. The British captain, who spoke fluent German, asked them to look at his legs. They bent down and examined his wounds

A Bridge Too Far book.

A Bridge Too Far book. A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the.

CORNELIUS RYAN was born in 1920 in Dublin, Ireland, where he was raised. He became one of the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth . Air Forces and covering the D-Day landings and the advance of General Patton’s Third Army across France and Germany.

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders -- Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.
  • One of the best WWII books that I have read in quite some time. First of all, Ryan writes in a very artful fashion - easy to read but with very rich detail and narrative with a lot of well-crafted research every step of the war. In addition to readability that is very difficult to match (to me, even superior to Ambrose), the author lays out the invasion from conception to its rather challenging conclusion. He details every aspect of Market Garden from the role of the top brass to the bravery of the Red Devils, the Polish Airborne, The U.S. Airborne (82nd and 101st) under Maxwell and Gavin, and Horrock's XXX Corp which get bogged down early in the fight. I really appreciated the individual detail to the soldiers on the ground and the anecdotes provided both at the beginning and the end (as well as what happened to them after the war if they survived). Also, there was very good detail regarding the German forces, the Dutch underground and the Dutch citizenry who were extremely helpful to the wounded of all combatants. The author does a good job in detailing the discussions about the attack between Eisenhower and Montgomery - I was surprised that Ike went along with the plan, especially as the intelligence came through detailing German SS Panzer Divisions in the proximity. The plan really did appear fanciful from the beginning but it appears that the Allies were chomping at the bit to utilize their airborne forces and drive a wedge into the Ruhr/Rhine at this critical juncture. Ryan detailed well the critical mishaps that occurred from the communications snafus to the bad weather and the inability of the various ground forces to properly coordinate. But they really did come close to achieving their objectives all things considered. However, the opportune arrival of Von Zangens troops in addition to the Hohenstauffen and Frundsberg Divisions weighed heavily on the attempt to merge "Market" with the "Garden". The combat endurance and resilience of the various airborne units was very impressive - I had previously read about the 101st in Bastogne but had less info on the 82nd and very little on the British and Polish commands. Maybe if Patton was leading the tank charge up, the outcome might have been different. Either way, actually reaching the bridges in time and before they could be demolished was risky business and the high roads did not help in regard to painting the advancing armor as super-targets. Many interesting twists and turns involved in this often under-appreciated battle. This was a very enjoyable book and I would heartily recommend to anyone.

  • This was an amazing read, from beginning to end. There are of course a lot of names to try and keep track of, but Ryan does an excellent job peppering personal stories, remembrances and details among the more tactical and historical notes taken from war diaries and interviews with allied and German forces that fill the nearly 600 pages of this book. Accounts of personal bravery, sacrifice, professionalism, humanity and honor -- bring the characters (Allies and the Germans, along with Dutch resistance & civilians alike) to life and it's hard to imagine an operation (let alone a war) like this ever happening again. The end result is a book that I didn't want to put down. Ryan has masterfully spun this narrative in such a manner that instills glimmer of hope and optimism (no matter how faint) -- of course we know that the Allies will lose this battle, but even while reading it you get the feeling that maybe they can scratch out a victory, and it's only in the last chapter or two when even the reader has to finally admit that it's over.

  • An incredible tale of one of WWII's most controversial missions. Some AMERICANS believe General Bernard Montgomery was arrogant, over-rated, and a Tactical Idiot. This mission lends credibility to such opinions. Monty dreamed up this "brilliant" plan. CHURCHILL forced it on EISENHOWER who sure had his misgivings. It's end result was Record Breaking. The MOST U.S. SOLDIERS CAPTURED in one operation. Up to this point IKE and PATTON and BRADLEY had been getting all the glory, so MONTY, being extremely VAIN and petty, INSISTED on this mission HE HAD DEVISED TO "SHORTEN THE WAR". In reality it probably LENGTHENED IT by SIX MONTHS OR MORE.

  • Well, I've read this book — I bought the book when the movie came out in 1977 (the book was written in 74) — literally countless times over the years (I'm a Nam-era paratrooper). Ryan is synonymous with WWII history, and his book lack the dryness of typical military writing, probably because there's that veneer of humanity underlying the historical accuracy (you — well, I — can actually spend several hours reading the epilogue, a listing of all the people mentioned and what they went on to do after the war). He doesn't fail on this one. Heavy on the British role (even the German's could't figure out why Montgomery was in charge of the op, rather than Patton), the American and Polish paras aren't left out. There has never been an op like Market Garden since ... and there never will be.

  • Written over 40 years ago, still holds up. Great story of ultimate courage and tenacity in the face of long odds. A great read for any history buff that wants the real story of what happend during "Market Garden" Was hard to put down

  • Outstanding and highly detailed narrative of the Market-Garden operation, albeit predominantly from the British perspective. There are a lot of small tidbits of information in footnotes as you go through the book, which provide perspectives not seen before or since. The British paras were some of the toughest soldiers the Allies had during WW2, this is an awesome account of their grueling struggle during those dark days in September 44. A must-have for anyone interested in World War 2 history.

  • An excellent and well written telling of Operation Market Garden and the folly of war. As I read the sections about the planning of Operation Market Garden, really the lack thereof, a line from the movie "Patton" kept recalling General Patton sayinhe knew Montgomery would not capture Caen on D-Day or Day-plus 10. Why the Allies let Montgomery risk the lives of so many brave paratroopers in such a thrown together at the last minute, risky operation is a mystery to me.

    The most resonating theme in the book is the bravery of the English soldiers holding out in Arnhem.

  • The boook on which the movie of the same name is based. As usual, the book is better than the movie. It malkes clear the turmoil of both the allied and German forces during this battle.