Destiny in the Desert
The Road to El Alamein-- the Battle That Turned the Tide of World War IIBook - 2013
It was the Allied victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Churchill's most famous aphorisms: "This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."In this thrilling historical account, Jonathan Dimbleby describes the political and strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the nail-biting months that led to the victory at El Alamein in November 1942.Drawing on official records and the personal insights of those involved, Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle which for Churchill marked the turn of the tide--and which for the soldiers on the ground involved fighting and dying in a foreign land.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2013
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: 940.5423 DIM NVD
Characteristics: xxii, 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm