September Hope

The American Side of a Bridge Too Far

Acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion.

By John C. McManus, PhD Read by Walter Dixon History - European / History - United States / Military / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 14h 49m Sell Sheet
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							August 1944 saw the Allies achieve more significant victories than in any other month over the course of the war. Soviet armies annihilated more than twenty German divisions and pushed the hated enemy from Russia to deep inside Poland. General Eisenhower’s D-Day Invasion led to the liberation of France. Encouraged by these triumphs, British, Canadian and American armored columns plunged into Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. The Germans were in disarray, overwhelmed on all fronts, losing soldiers by the thousands as Allied bombers pulverized their cities. For the Third Reich it seemed the end was near. Rumors swirled that the war would soon be over and that everyone would be home for Christmas. Then came September, and Holland.

"In September 1944 the Allies' heady advances ground to a bloody halt all along the Western Front. John C. McManus' superb September Hope takes us to the heart of some of the most intense and dramatic combat of the entire war. A riveting and deeply moving story of uncommon courage." - Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter

"A fine account of one of the Second World War's most fraught and frustrating battles. John C. McManus' extensive research allows him to tell the story with verve and authority." - Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn