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The Steel Wave - A Novel of World War II

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara, America's premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel's greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate-Omaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war's most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.

Jeff Shaara, America's premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel's greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate-Omaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war's most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.
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Jeff Shaara, America's premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel's greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate-Omaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war's most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anthony Heald

Length:

6h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:04


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:19


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:44


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:43


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:50