Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II (Paperback)

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In this classic of World War II armor, now available in paperback, author Steven Zaloga, a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor, compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger. Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a death trap. Others, like Gen. George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win the war. So which was it: death trap or war winner? Zaloga answers that question by recounting the Sherman's combat history, focusing on Northwest Europe (but also including a chapter on the Pacific) and following the Sherman into action on D-Day, in Normandy, during Patton's race across France, in the great tank battle at Arracourt, at the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine, and in the Ruhr pocket in 1945. Includes hundreds of photos and riveting accounts of armored warfare during World War II.

About the Author


Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II, including Armored Champion (978-0-8117-1437-2), Armored Thunderbolt (978-0-8117-0424-3), Armored Attack 1944 (978-0-8117-0769-5), Armored Victory 1945 (978-0-8117-0771-8), and The Devil's Garden (978-0-8117-1228-6). He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780811771887
ISBN-10: 0811771881
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2025
Pages: 368
Language: English