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Description - M4 Sherman at War by Michael Green

It was not the most heavily armored tank--it was tall and ungainly, and its firepower couldn't match the German tanks it faced--but by dint of sheer numbers and downright reliability, the M4 Sherman became the winning workhorse of World War II.This book gives readers an inside look at one of the best-known American tanks from the point of view of tankers and other military personnel who experienced the M4 Sherman firsthand. With diagrams and descriptions of various components, it also details the triumph of American industry, which came into the war without a modern tank and overcame the Axis powers with 50,000 M4 Shermans. From harrowing first-person accounts of tank combat to close-ups of the M4 Sherman's mechanical make-up, this book gives readers an unprecedented insight into the tank that, more than any other, embodied American pluck and power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760327845
ISBN-10: 076032784X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 280mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Green

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than fifty books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines. James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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