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Under False Flags: A Novel Paperback – September 2, 2014
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"The author clearly brings forth the thoughts, fears, and hopes that run through a soldier's mind. The dangers and horrors of being a soldier, a civilian living under occupation, or a resistance fighter are well-defined in this book. I liked how the GI narrative voice ... kept the realism alive." --Historical Novels Review, Historical Novel Society
"Steve Anderson's Under False Flags is a piece of raw meat cut out of real life. From its opening on we are thrust into the brutal climactic frontlines of WWII's Western Front. From Normandy to the Ardennes we are there with the dogface GIs and their increasingly desperate adversaries--men on both sides who 'just want at the enemy.' Anderson's intertwined stories of US Army Sgt. Wendell Lett and his equally noble German counterpart Holger Frings--two men for whom battle is all they now know--supply the plot, but the book's true topic is men pushed to their absolute limits. Blastingly realistic, impeccably researched--Anderson is not afraid of heroes." --John Enright, author of Fire Knife Dancing
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"Readers will root for Wendell, with his unrelenting demons, as he soldiers on, fighting for his sanity and his life." --Publishers Weekly
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- Publisher : Yucca (September 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1631580000
- ISBN-13 : 978-1631580000
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,828,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Memoirs by Generals like Eisenhower, in "Crusade in Europe" and other war leaders show the dilemma. To send large numbers of poorly prepared, exhausted GIs into the battle-- they would be blamed for the certain massive casualties-- or accept what was already a major defeat? A tough situation. To send their own troops into certain slaughter?
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The depiction of combat is gritty, raw, and realistic, holding nothing back, but not gratuitously gory or violent. Equally, the characters are believable. I can honestly say that I didn't want to put it down. I desperately wanted to know what happened to Wendel, Holger, and Heloise.