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The Steel Wave

(2008)
(The second book in the Second World War series)
A novel by

 
 
Jeff Shaara, America's premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War.

General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel's greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate'"Omaha Beach.

From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war's most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.

Genre: Thriller
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0-345-46142-8 / 978-0-345-46142-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0-345-46139-8 / 978-0-345-46139-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0-345-46140-1 / 978-0-345-46140-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0-7393-2784-4 / 978-0-7393-2784-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Books on Tape
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 0-7393-3465-4 / 978-0-7393-3465-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 1-4159-4816-X / 978-1-4159-4816-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU