He was known as "the G.I. General" - humble, self-effacing, hard-working, reflecting the small-town virtues of the America whose uniform he wore. But those very virtues have led historians to neglect General Omar Bradley - until now. Bestselling author Jim DeFelice, in this, the first-ever biography of America's last five-star general, tells Bradley's full story, and argues that the neglected G.I. General did more than any other to defeat Hitler in World War II.
• Why Bradley deserves most of the credit for America's victories in North Africa
• How Bradley was one of Patton's great defenders and tried to cover up the infamous slapping incident
• How Eisenhower panicked - when Bradley didn't - during the early stages of the Battle of the Bulge
• Why Bradley expected the Germans might use radiological weapons at Normandy
Meticulously researched, using previously untapped document and unpublished diaries, Omar Bradley: General at War deserves a place on the shelf of every reader of World War II history.
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Excellent narration of the battles of the European Theater of WW II. Bradley, in spite of the egos of Monty and Patton, was the guiding general that held it together and has received little recognition for it. Monty should have been sacked after Normandy; his lack of skills and enormous ego made him a liability. Ike had an impossible job but suffered through.