Eisenhower's Lieutenants

Eisenhower's Lieutenants

The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-45
Russell F. Weigley
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1981
Format: paper 832 pages, 1 map, 51 duotones
6.625 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20608-4
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"The publication of Eisenhower's Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing. . . . admirable . . . clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research." —The New York Times Book Review

" . . . the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe." —American Historical Review

" . . . precisely informative and broadly rewarding." —Kirkus Reviews

" . . . an outstanding and highly recommended work." —Journal of American History

" . . . by the dean of American military historians . . . " —Washington Post Bookworld


Part One: The Armies

Part Two: Normandy

Part Three: France

Part Four: The Disputed Middle Ground

Part Five: Germany

Notes and Sources

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Table of Contents


Part One: The Armies
1. The American Army
2. Weapons and Divisions
3. The View of the Far Shore
4. By Air and by Sea

Part Two: Normandy
5. The Beach
6. Cherbourg and Caumont
7. The Bocage
8. Cobra
9. The Crossroads South of Avranches

Part Three: France
10. The Short Envelopment
11. The Riviera the the Rhone
12. The Seine
13. The Meuse
14. The Twin Tyrants: Logistics...
15. ..and Time

Part Four: The Disputed Middle Ground
16. Holland
17. Attack in the Ardennes (I)
18. Lorraine (I)
19. The Reich Frontiers
20. Autumn Interlude
21. Lorraine (II)
22. Alsace
23. Huertgen Forest and Roer Plain
24. On the Eve of a Breakthrough
25. The Breakthrough
26. The Doctrinal Response
27. The Precarious Balance
28. The Battles of Christmastide
29. Attack in the Ardennes (II)
30. “Inadequate Means’

Part Five: Germany
31. The Eifel
32. Two Tumors Excised: Colmar and the Roer Dams
33. To the Rhine
34. The Crossing of the Rhine
35. Eastward from the Rhine
36. The Legions on the Rhine
37. The Ruhr
38. Berlin
39. The National Redoubt
40. The Elbe, the Moldau, and the Brenner Pass
Notes and Sources