Bridge Too Far

Bridge Too Far

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780736618182
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Edition description: Unabridged, 13 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

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A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOT AS GREAT AS LONGEST DAY BUT PRETTY CLOSE
meegeekai on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book, I believe better then the Longest Day. Read about 10 years ago, but bought this copy to read again. Ryan takes his lumps from a lot of historians, but he was the first WW2 historian to break out, as it were. By the way, the movie is really good, again better then Longest Day.
Wprecht on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the classic account of the battle for Arnhem and should be the starting point for any study of that period. This is a well written and easily accessable account of the battle. It is a bit pro-British, but you would expect that from a UK author who was a war corespondent during the war.Honestly, I read through this in high school and that has been a while. I was reading Kershaw¿s book It Never Snows In September when I saw this on the clearance shelf at Books a Million and decided to pick it up for a reread (and also just to have in my library; it is a classic). This copy is a reprint edition released for the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII but it appears be printed directly from the 1974 original.I promise a more in depth review when I get to reading it again.
insanepoet65 More than 1 year ago
TITLE: A Bridge Too Far AUTHOR: Cornelius Ryan GENRE: World War II History PAGES: 672 1977 was a big year for me. Star Wars, summertime, swimming pools and World War II. Wait a minute? How does World War II figure into summer fun? Sit down and let me tell ya. Around the first year of July, my father and a friend of his was going to see A Bridge Too Far. His friend asked me if I wanted to go. I looked at dad and he said “Sure, c’mon.” Boom! I was hanging with the big guys going to see a war movie, what could be better for a 12 year old kid? After watching the three hour epic (it even had an intermission halfway through, how cool is that?) I went to the library the next day to find the book. I went to the Dewey Decimal card file, found the number, hit the stacks, and came out with the book. I hopped my bike, went home, sat under the mulberry tree and one of life’s truths was introduced to me. THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAT THE MOVIE! A Bridge Too Far is about the ill fated OPERATION: MARKETGARDEN in World War II. American and British forces were airdropped behind enemy lines in an attempt to capture a crucial bridge in Arnhem. The hope was to have a straight shot to Berlin and ending the war before Christmas 1944. Cornelius Ryan brings a host of characters, from soldiers, commanders, to Dutch citizens and members of the Dutch Resistance, to play to bring the story of Operation: Marketgarden to life and does so in a masterful way. The 12 year old me devoured that book. The Fifty Two year old me still finds the story fascinating and I learn something new every time I revisit it. FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!
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Travellerne More than 1 year ago
This file format is not readable with the B&N reader on iPads. B&N customer service says there is no way to tell what format you are buying until you download. They say eventually this book will be converted to ePub format, but not right now.
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MRansom More than 1 year ago
this is an outstanding book that is well researched and has many comments from people who actually particapted in operation market garden. this was another hair brain operation that montgomery wanted to do and that the supremem commander gave in to, even though he didnt like it. the story of the troops landing and trying to reach their objectives and the losses they take is heart breaking. the fact that the armor units only had one narrow road to go up is preposterous. right there any smart general would know that that would be a miracle to make do. the intlligence that the germans were enmasse in the area was unbelievingly ignored by those in high command. the bloody ordeals that the civilians and soldiers went through is horrific,especially the british airborne who was almost completely wiped out in arnheim it was remarkable that they were able to hold out as long as they did with no rations or ammuniton other than what they had for the nine days they were there with all the wounded that the british had while at arnheim, the generosity that the germans showed in allowing a truce to get all the wounded together and taken to hospitals or medical centers is surprising after all the other things the germans had done. field marshall model is to be complemented for the leniency that he showed.