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The Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War. Jeff Shaara, Author. Ballantine $ (p) ISBN Buy *The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II* by Jeff Shaara, The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II Jeff Shaara Ballantine Paperback pages. May The first in a World War II trilogy forms a weak foundation for the series.

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One of the marks of good historical fiction, for me, is the way it prompts me to start researching stu Jeff Shaara made an admirable attempt to complete his father’s Civil War series, but his sequels, valuable though they are, could not hold a candle to The Killer Angel. I only jefg that the end of the book was more eventful.

You experience many tense moments when things go wrong. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century. May 20, Pages Buy. Through many school projects and independent reading and research, I can personally vouch for the accuracy of all of the major events and battles in the story.

The Rising Tide

It just wasn’t a lot of fun to do. Let me give you an example of each chosen com I apologize to all of you Jeff Shaara fans out there but I tried.

Jul 23, Warren rated it really liked it. Jeff Shaara provides another great installment into very entertaining and mostly accurate historical fiction.

It’s all there – all in past tense, all crammed in between staff meetings, excursions out to the wastelands of sunny northern Africa, and stripped entirely of any kind of urgency. Jul 04, J. And that’s what I found myself doing in Tide.

No one was more surprised than Jeff himself. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The author plans a second and third novel to complete the trilogy of the Second World War in Europe. Shaara is a gifted author that both educates and entertains with his historical novels. Then Mister Shaara spots his mistake. Jeff Shaara like his father Michael write excellent historical fiction.


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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Shaaa does what he does. Our boy must be something special. Added by 2 of our members. The problem with this book isn’t the topic, or historical hte I can forgive an author for that given the depth and scope of this projectit was simply the way Shaara writes.

He even gets to blow up a Vichy truck. Want to Read saving…. I really like Shaara’s blend of history and character. The entire book is filled with sentences of this exact same structure and I simply couldn’t stand it. Seems fishy, but there’s not much time to develop any weight or significance before some liberating friendlies show up at the front gate. The difficulty with a great deal of Historical fiction is how to weave the necessary narrative into the story to where the context and outside events are given their proper weight.

He never quite breaks the spell however although he pushes against it in places.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We get points of view from Eisenhower, Patton, Rommel, Kesselring, and a couple of American troopers, a paratrooper, and a tank gunner. It jef as though he personally knew everyone he wrote about. The multiple voices do not achieve harmony. The Spies of Warsaw. It starts right at the planning of Operation Torch.

I recently finished the Harry Potter series and was looking for my next read. This Shaara – my first, since his father’s Killer Angels – reads like warmed up mush compared to Atkinson. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with Jeff Shaara. Somehow our airborne shazra survives, and for no particular reason this makes him a whaara. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Critics nationwide praised the book and Jeff’s writing ability, and the book was awarded the American Library Association’s Prestigious “Boyd Award”.


Now on too book number 2. Getting to know the characters, at times I often felt sorry for the German soldiers.

The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II– book review

Unfortunately, Shaara uses this device to such an extent that I found that in some sections this novel reads more like a screenplay. This book kept me entertained and I learned quite a bit about WW2. InBallantine Books published Jeff’s first novel, Gods and Generals, the prequel to his father’s great work. Getting to know the characters, at times I often felt sorry for the G I really enjoyed snaara book.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This page was last edited on 16 Augustat From everything I have read about General Marshall the only two people who neff called him George were his spouse and President Roosevelt.

Jeff Shaara made an admirable attempt to complete his father’s Civil War series, but his sequels, valuable though they are, could not hold a candle to The Killer Angel. If you are a history buff, then Jeff Shaara has it for you; if you prefer historical fiction or a novel, this book is all of those. The Germans pull their remaining tanks to Italy, their main ally in the war.