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THE DAY OF BATTLE The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

by | Read by Jonathan Davis

History • 32.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The Allied invasion of Sicily and Italy in 1943 began the first incursion into the Hitler-Mussolini European stronghold. Narrator Jonathan Davis reads DAY OF BATTLE like an allegorical epic about a just war. He senses the author's unique, almost poetic, writing style and uses a quiet, well-controlled inflection to make it sound Homeric. The narrative technique creates a near lyrical cadence unusual for a modern war story. The author identifies the speakers at each occasion, so Davis need not use distracting characterizations to differentiate their words from the words of the writer. General George Patton led American forces into Italy, and few biographies of WWII leaders so well portray the man whose prodigious ego created both his fame and infamy. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-6929-6 $97.95 • Twenty-eight cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-6931-9 $102.95 • Twenty-eight CDs

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-6928-9 $113.75 • Twenty-eight cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-6930-2 $123.75 • Twenty-eight CDs

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