Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945
The Decision to Halt at the Elbe
By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
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Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945 by Stephen E. Ambrose
Book DescriptionBehind this decision lay another. Whose forces would be the first to reach Berlin? General Dwight David Eisenhower, supreme commander of the British and American armies, chose to halt at the Elbe River and leave Berlin to the Red Army. Could he have beaten the Russians to Berlin? If so, why didn't he? If he had, would the Berlin question have arisen? Would Germany have been divided as it was? Would the Cold War have assumed a direction more favorable to the West? In a narrative of steady fascination, Stephen E. Ambrose describes both the political and the military aspects of the situation, sketches the key players, explains the alternatives, and considers the results. The result is a sharply focused light on an important question of the postwar world. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393320107
(211mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen E. Ambrose
The distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of several best-selling books on World War II and was an editor of the Eisenhower Papers.
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