Monday, February 2, 2015

Book review: No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory

No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied VictoryNo Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory 

Imagine my excitement when I discovered a new book devoted to that most interesting topic, the Siege of Bastogne!
This new hardback by Jerome Corsi is an in-depth picture of the entire situation. Although full of details, this book is not difficult to understand. It is perfect for all interested readers, from amateur history buffs to the history professor himself!
Although I haven't read any other books on this topic, I feel that I can honestly say, this book has everything you need to know about the siege of Bastogne! I learnt so much as I read through the many chapters. I especially appreciated how this book focused on the faith of the fighting Americans during the battle. Not many books about the battles will do this, yet it is so crucial. I believe some of the best soldiers were those who had a spiritual reason to fight. And some of the bravest had to be those who put their trust in God!

More about the book:

Jerome Corsi's newest opus, "No Greater Valor," examines the Siege of Bastogne--one of the most heroic victories of WWII--with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there.

In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler's overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous.

Corsi's analysis is based on a record of oral histories along with original field maps used by field commanders, battle orders, and other documentation made at the time of the military command. With a perspective gleaned from newspapers, periodicals, and newsreels of the day, Corsi paints a riveting portrait of one of the most important battles in world history.