(Review) No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and The Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory by Jerome Corsi

Publisher: Nelson Books, October 28, 2014.
Genre: Non-fiction, World War II, The Battle of the Bulge.
Format: Hardcover.
Pages: 384.
Rating: 4 Stars for very good.
Source: Free copy from Book Look Bloggers, HarperCollins Christian Publishing in exchange for a review.

Author information:
Jerome Corsi has written and coauthored many books and articles, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Unfit for Command. Corsi is the founder of the Iran Freedom Walk. He has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC regarding Iran, as well as in hundreds of radio interviews. (Information from Book Look Bloggers.


Further links:
From the History channel website.
From the US Army website. 
a battle book of the event, 
and from History.net. 



Summary:
The Battle of the Bulge began on Saturday, December 16, 1944. The word bulge is defined as the bulging of the German offense against the Allies. On a map it looked as if there was a bulging pattern in the German offense line. The battle ended in late January 1945. The area where the battle took place was in eastern Belgium.
No Greater Valor is a study of military faith during the defining battle. The 101st Airborne is a principle focus in the book. Brief historical sketches are given to: Major General Troy H. Middleton, Major General James M. Gavin, Father Francis L. Sampson, General George S. Patton, and General Dwight David Eisenhower.

My Thoughts:
My dad was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured on December 17, 1944. He and two other soldiers were able to escape. Daddy had often remarked through the years, "Annette, I am so glad I don't have to sleep outside in the cold and the snow again." He was remembering the winter of 1944-1945.
I'm more than pleased to have been able to read and review a book with the subject of the Battle of the Bulge.
No Greater Valor is a over-all picture of the battle, with its focus and intent on the faith of the American soldiers who fought during the Battle of the Bulge.
There are several interesting points brought out in the book.

  • How Hitler gathered the forces that were needed to launch the Battle of the Bulge offense.
  • The terrain of the land. 
  • An allied field hospital taken capture. 
  • Living conditions during the battle. 
  • The bombings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • The Bastogne mystery ghosts. 
No Greater Valor is an over-all great book. I enjoyed reading a broad view of the battle, but at times I wanted a thorough study of individuals who'd had decisive roles in the war. I'm also interested in reading a book from the German viewpoint. 

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