Monday, 8 December 2014

No Greater Valor by Jerome Corsi

Back Cover: "Hold Bastogne!" If the Nazis took the Belgian crossroads of Bastogne, the war could be lost. In December of 1944, outgunned and under equipped US forces led by the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne ground Hitler's troops to a standstill.

Their triumph defied belief and saved the world.

How did the Americans who fought at Bastogne explain their victory? Simple. They had witnessed a Christmas miracle.

Is it too far-fetched, too politically incorrect, to believe that faith can win a war? Have we become so jaded by our secular culture that we no longer appreciate the courage and determination with which a God-fearing military enters into combat?

Jerome Corsi says no.

In "No Greater Valor", Corsi undertakes a case study in military faith - a faith the soldiers of the 101st embraced, and which won them an impossible victory against the greatest evil the world has ever known. 

Review: "No Greater Valor" is an incredibly well researched documentary on the Siege of Bastogne. This books goes into details on the events leading up to and provoking the siege, the significance of this battle and why the Allies went to such great strengths to hold Bastogne, and a play-by-play of the acts, attacks, and counterattacks that made up this battle.

As I mentioned before, the research that went into this book was exhaustive. My husband is very interested in World War II, and he was captivated by this book. For me, it was similar to reading a textbook. This is a very factual account, and therefore a difficult read for someone used to reading novels. That being said, I can recognize a good book when I see it, and this book is well done for the genre it is and the purpose it was written to fill. 

As a Canadian, I found the slant of this book very American and there is a heavy political bias present in this book. It is, shall I say, very patriotic. Nonetheless, I now know a thousand times more about the Battle of Bastogne than I did a week ago.

“No Greater Valor” also did a good job on highlighting the results of the American’s faith in God, and the effect that this had on the outcome of the battle. For WWII fans, this documentary on the battle is an interesting and detailed account.

This book was provided free of charge by BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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