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Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976 : a selected bibliography /
compiled by Colin F. Baxter.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1999.
description
xii, 165 p.
ISBN
0313291195 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1999.
isbn
0313291195 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
3250043
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-05-01:
The bulk of this volume is a lengthy and thorough narrative bibliographic essay of the life and career of the British field marshal, focusing on historical and biographical sources. Each citation in the text provides author and title, and the distinctive number from the bibliography. The bibliography section is alphabetical by author or title, with sequential numbering, and includes books, journal articles, official publications, and films. The index includes personal, place, and organization names. A useful basic bibliography for any level. E. F. Konerding; Wesleyan University
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"This superb bibliography study places British Field Marshal Montgomery's accomplishments and reputation within their proper historical and historiographical context, and provides insight on not only controversial issues of his career, but occasionally on more obscure ones as well....this volume is an informative and worthwhile reference and research guide for students and scholars interested in Montgomery and his leadership, generalship, and the higher direction of the Second World War."- Army History
'œ...an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand [Montgomery]...the book might also be read for enlightenment by anyone who is broadly familiar with Montgomery's life or campaigns.'' The Journal of Military History
"...an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand [Montgomery]...the book might also be read for enlightenment by anyone who is broadly familiar with Montgomery's life or campaigns."- The Journal of Military History
""A useful basic bibliography for any level.""- Choice
'œ"A useful basic bibliography for any level."'' Choice
'œThis superb bibliography study places British Field Marshal Montgomery's accomplishments and reputation within their proper historical and historiographical context, and provides insight on not only controversial issues of his career, but occasionally on more obscure ones as well....this volume is an informative and worthwhile reference and research guide for students and scholars interested in Montgomery and his leadership, generalship, and the higher direction of the Second World War.'' Army History
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Summaries
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In the desperate summer of 1942, Hitler seemed to be on the verge of victory in Russia and the Middle East. With Rommel nearing Cairo, a little known lieutenant-general, Bernard Montgomery, took charge of what Churchill called a baffled and bewildered British 8th Army. Assuming command, Montgomery issued his famous order, Here we will stand and fight;...If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here dead, and led the Army to one of the Allies' greatest victoriesEl Alamein. Monty became an instantly recognizable Allied leader, but as a man with strong views, unbending principles, and outspoken frankness, he was both loved and disliked, praised and criticized. This bibliography presents and evaluates the extensive body of literature that has grown up around the controversial Field Marshal. Any serious study of World War II military campaigns must confront Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, an individualist with both admirers and detractors. This book provides an extensive historiographical overview of the literature in Part I and a bibliography of significant works in Part II. It is a basic reference and research guide for the student, scholar, and general reader.
Long Description
In the desperate summer of 1942, Hitler seemed to be on the verge of victory in Russia and the Middle East. With Rommel nearing Cairo, a little known lieutenant-general, Bernard Montgomery, took charge of what Churchill called a "baffled and bewildered" British 8th Army. Assuming command, Montgomery issued his famous order, "Here we will stand and fight;...If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here dead," and led the Army to one of the Allies' greatest victories--El Alamein. "Monty" became an instantly recognizable Allied leader, but as a man with strong views, unbending principles, and outspoken frankness, he was both loved and disliked, praised and criticized. This bibliography presents and evaluates the extensive body of literature that has grown up around the controversial Field Marshal. Any serious study of World War II military campaigns must confront Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, an individualist with both admirers and detractors. This book provides an extensive historiographical overview of the literature in Part I and a bibliography of significant works in Part II. It is a basic reference and research guide for the student, scholar, and general reader.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Narrative and Historiographical Surveyp. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 3
Chronologyp. 11
Sources for Research on Field Marshal Montgomeryp. 15
Principal Research Collectionsp. 15
Bibliographies and Guidesp. 17
Biographical Dictionariesp. 18
Encyclopedias and Collectionsp. 19
Memorabiliap. 20
The Making of a Generalp. 21
Family Backgroundp. 21
World War Ip. 23
Between the Warsp. 25
Hitler's War Beginsp. 27
Dunkirkp. 29
The Dieppe Raidp. 32
El Alamein to Tunisp. 37
The Montgomery-Auchinleck Controversyp. 37
Alam Halfap. 41
The Battle of El Alamein (October 23-November 4, 1942)p. 42
Pursuitp. 45
On to Tripolip. 45
Desert Victoryp. 46
The End in North Africap. 46
The Flying Fortress Affairp. 48
Sicily to the Sangrop. 49
Return to Englandp. 49
The Invasion of Sicilyp. 50
"I Should Run Husky."p. 52
The Battle for Sicilyp. 52
Patton and the "Race" to Messinap. 55
Evacuationp. 56
The Canadiansp. 58
The Italian Campaignp. 58
Salernop. 59
The Normandy Campaignp. 63
Preparationsp. 63
The Battle of Normandyp. 69
The Battle of the Booksp. 70
Operation Goodwoodp. 74
Official Historiesp. 77
The Ongoing Debate over Normandyp. 77
A "Flawed Instrument"?p. 79
Nigel Hamiltonp. 80
Carlo D'Estep. 81
Monty and the Air Marshalsp. 82
The Falaise Gapp. 85
From the Seine to the Balticp. 89
Single-thrust versus Broad-front strategyp. 89
Montgomery's Proposalp. 89
Eisenhower's strategyp. 93
The Historical Debatep. 96
Operation Market-Gardenp. 100
Prelude to the Ardennesp. 106
The Battle of the Bulgep. 108
The Command Issuep. 111
The Press Conferencep. 113
The Final Wartime Controversiesp. 114
The Post-War Yearsp. 119
The Occupation of Germanyp. 119
Lucien Truebp. 121
Chief of the Imperial General Staffp. 122
Emanuel Shinwellp. 123
Isington Millp. 124
Overseas Toursp. 125
International Soldierp. 125
The Memoirsp. 126
The Last Yearsp. 127
Bibliographyp. 131
Indexp. 161
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