The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

Author(s): Alex Kershaw

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From the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau, no World War II infantry unit in Europe saw more action or endured worse than the one commanded by Felix Sparks. A maverick officer - and the only man to survive his company's wartime odyssey from bitter beginning to victorious end - Sparks' remarkable true story is told here for the very first time.


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Told for the very first time, The Liberator is the remarkable true story of one soldier's extraordinary journey to World War II victory, from the invasion of Italy to the liberation of Dachau.

"Exceptional... A worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers." Wall Street Journal "Gripping. Kershaw has produced another gem, with vivid combat scenes and an admirable character in the leading role." Express "A poignant war story that culminates in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. [A] fast-paced examination of a dedicated officer navigating - and somehow surviving - World War II." Washington Post

Alex Kershaw is the author of seven previous books, including the bestsellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. He has written for several British newspapers, including the Guardian, Independent and Sunday Times. Born in York, England, he now lives in America with his wife and son.

General Fields

  • : 9780099568797
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.387
  • : November 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Kershaw
  • : Paperback
  • : 114
  • : en
  • : 940.541273092
  • : 320
  • : Illustrations