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Publisher Description

The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War—now a Netflix original series starring Jose Miguel Vasquez, Bryan Hibbard, and Bradley James
“Exceptional . . . worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers.”—Wall Street Journal
Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europe—from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich.

Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy and France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Fatherland's borders. Having miraculously survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks was selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced some of the most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II.

And when he finally arrived at the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reason—and put his humanity to the ultimate test.

October 30
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Felix Sparks ,


The story of Felix Sparks is cold, scary and beautiful. This is the first book that truly made me understand the horrors of war. The author's ability to paint a crisp picture, while maintaining the factual integrity, and also making the story engrossing, is very impressive. It was hard to put this book down, and I am happy to know that people like Felix Sparks exist in this world. Makes me proud to be an American.

Super Clock ,

The Liberator

Brigadier General Sparks was a true warrior. The book shows how a leader should act in combat. General Sparks was a man on a mission--to keep his Soldiers alive and setting the example by leading from the front. His civilian career was a mirror image of his military ethics, which lead him to be quite successful.
This book should be on all lieutenant's reading list, as it shows a true warrior, who wasn't a yes man, because he thought of his troops and let his seniors know how he felt.

yo yo felos mama ,

Great book

Very interesting

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