A Time for Trumpets by Charles B. MacDonald audiobook

A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge

By Charles B. MacDonald
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing 9780688151577
28.66 Hours Unabridged
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On December 16, 1944, the vanguard of three German armies, totaling half a million men, attacked US forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg, achieving what had been considered impossible—total surprise. In the most abysmal failure of battlefield intelligence in the history of the US Army, 600,000 American soldiers found themselves facing Hitler’s last desperate effort of the war. The brutal confrontation that ensued became known as the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest battle ever fought by the US Army—a triumph of American ingenuity and dedication over an egregious failure in strategic intelligence. A Time for Trumpets is the definitive account of this dramatic victory, told by one of America’s most respected military historians, who was also an eyewitness: MacDonald commanded a rifle company in the Battle of the Bulge. His account of this unique battle is exhaustively researched, honestly recounted, and movingly authentic in its depiction of hand-to-hand combat. Mingling firsthand experience with the insights of a distinguished historian, MacDonald places this profound human drama unforgettably on the landscape of history.

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Summary

Summary

On December 16, 1944, the vanguard of three German armies, totaling half a million men, attacked US forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg, achieving what had been considered impossible—total surprise. In the most abysmal failure of battlefield intelligence in the history of the US Army, 600,000 American soldiers found themselves facing Hitler’s last desperate effort of the war.

The brutal confrontation that ensued became known as the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest battle ever fought by the US Army—a triumph of American ingenuity and dedication over an egregious failure in strategic intelligence. A Time for Trumpets is the definitive account of this dramatic victory, told by one of America’s most respected military historians, who was also an eyewitness: MacDonald commanded a rifle company in the Battle of the Bulge. His account of this unique battle is exhaustively researched, honestly recounted, and movingly authentic in its depiction of hand-to-hand combat.

Mingling firsthand experience with the insights of a distinguished historian, MacDonald places this profound human drama unforgettably on the landscape of history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles B. MacDonald writes not just military history but history of people caught up in momentous events. His is an epic account of one of history’s most dramatic battles.” John Toland, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“Combines a historian’s detachment and precision with the personal feeling of a man who was there.” New York Times Book Review
“The trumpets of the title peal throughout these pages…in a book that will appeal to specialists and general readers alike.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Charles B. MacDonald

Author Bio: Charles B. MacDonald

Charles B. MacDonald (1922–1990) served in four European campaigns and received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. After the war, he wrote Company Commander, regarded as a World War II classic. He served as deputy chief historian for the United States Army, writing several of the Army’s official histories of World War II.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 28.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English