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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Jerome Corsis newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogneone of the most heroic victories of WWIIwith a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there.
In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitlers overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous.
Corsis analysis is based on a record of oral histories along with original field maps used by field commanders, battle orders, and other documentation made at the time of the military command. With a perspective gleaned from newspapers, periodicals, and newsreels of the day, Corsi paints a riveting portrait of one of the most important battles in world history.
Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., is coauthor of Unfit for Command and author of The Obama Nation, both #1 New York Times bestsellers. Since 2004, Dr. Corsi has written six New York Times bestsellers on subjects including presidential politics, the economy, and Iran. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, and MSNBC, as well as in hundreds of radio interviews. Dr. Corsi, who received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 1972, is a senior staff reporter with WND.com.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Thrilling Read!January 31, 2015Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Looking for an exciting historical read that at least acknowledges that the Lord works in the affairs of men? You will love the fast-moving story given by Jerome Corsi on the Siege of Bastogne. The action vivid, the characters real, this story comes alive in its 300 pages.
It is not, in my opinion, a Christian book. It is respectful of Christianity, though it even makes no theological distinctions between, for example, Protestant Christians and Catholics. The heroes from both (particularly chaplains) are presented glowingly, just as they should be, though the differences that will always divide are never mentioned.
What makes this volume be published by a Christian publisher (Nelson) is its recognition that God made the greatest move and the heroes of the battle are the first to admit it. Most importantly the weather, followed by fortuitous developments that were clearly beyond just good planning, and finally some smaller unexplainable events, worked together to show Gods favor.
Much is made of the prayer that Patton pushed out among the men, who clearly embraced it, and that thankfulness to God that followed the results.
The story of the incredible soldiers involved was well told too. Eisenhower listened to all sides and made the big decision. He was moved by the sometimes reckless Patton, whose unorthodox ways were made for this battle. Patton, a living paradox who was obsessed with Gods favor and prayer and yet cursed often and worked reincarnation into his Christianity, was the man of massive ego who yet pulled off the most amazing pivot northward of an army on record. General McAuliffe, the understated commander in besieged Bastogne, was a model of courageous leadership. There seemed to amazing courage, and as the title suggests, no greater valor, in every group involved.
I think you will enjoy this book. I recommend it.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
StoryGirlAge: 18-24Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Good For Those Interested in World War IIJanuary 26, 2015StoryGirlAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2I've recently been diving into more non-fiction, and as I lately finished Unbroken, I was eager to try another book about WWII, especially since this story in particular sounded so interesting.
This is a book that's really hard for me to review because, as I'm by no means a military expert- alas, I'm pretty much the opposite- many things here went straight over my head. There were a lot of military tactics I didn't understand, and while there were portions of this book I found to be interesting, for the most part I was pretty lost and struggled through all that I read (I got about halfway through before just skimming bits of the rest) I can't really give this book a "bad" review because I don't necessarily think it was a bad book; rather, I don't think I was its intended audience. Thus, if you're interested in military/World War history and are a bit more savvy on the subject than I am, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.