The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II
The 82nd Airborne Division spent more time in combat than
any other American airborne unit of World War II, and its fierce battlefield
tenacity earned it the reputation of one of the finest divisions in the world.
Yet no comprehensive history of the 82nd during World War II exists today. The
Sword of St. Michael corrects this significant gap in the literature, offering a
lively narrative and thoroughly researched history of the famous division.
Author Guy LoFaro, himself a distinguished officer of the
division, interweaves the voices of soldiers at both ends of the chain of
command, from Eisenhower to the lowest private. Making extensive use of primary
sources, LoFaro offers a work of insightful analysis, situating the division's
exploits in a strategic and operational context.
[Hardcover, 784 pages, Guy LoFaro]