Monday, January 26, 2015

No Greater Valor


No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle that Sealed Allied Victory
Jerome Corsi
Thomas Nelson

Jerome Corsi's newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne-one of the most heroic victories of WWII-with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there.
In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler's overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous.
Corsi's 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.

I'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. However, since I don't really feel qualified, I don't think I'll give this one a number rating.


Rating: N/A

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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