I received a prepublication copy of this book (October 27, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, Amazon and Goodreads.
I requested this book because I am an avid reader about American history including World War II. This is the first book by Peter Schrijvers that I have read.
In comparisons to other books that I have read about the Battle of the Bulge, I found this one to be well written and researched. What I particularly enjoyed about this book is that the author incorporated interviews and diaries from the soldiers involved from both sides. In addition, he also detailed what happened to the citizens of the area which most of the other books that I have read basically ignored.
The author’s ability to craft a fact based book that read like a suspense novel made it a very quick and enjoyable read. I found it hard to put down.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in American History, World War II and particularly the Battle of the Bulge.