Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Cornelius Ryan
This Narrator: Clive Chafer
This Publisher: Blackstone Audio

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far

by Cornelius Ryan


Product Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
18 Hrs. 11 Min.
Share This

Description

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled 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, suspense, heroism, and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

About the author: Cornelius Ryan (1920'1974), born in Dublin, Ireland, became one of the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the US Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. He is the author of numerous books, including several classics of military history, which have appeared throughout the world in nineteen languages. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1973.


People Who Liked A Bridge Too Far Also Liked These Free Titles:
  CIA in the Third World
by Thomas O'Brien

  The Capitol
by Richard A. Baker

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: June 2012
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A066050
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download