John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; The Rising Sun; Adolf Hitler; and No Man's Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.
"Fascinating . . . The narrative shifts from scene to intimate scene of every conference room . . . from liberated camp to Hitler's underground bunker, to GIs storming the railroad bridge across the Rhine. . . . Toland has woven the tapestry of history." --Chicago Tribune
"A hundred stories fill out these hundred days--portraits,
battle plans, ironies, feats of espionage, mass brutalities,
insanity, diplomats, generals, soldiers, snipers, the cool and the
fanatic. Hitler's horoscope, what General Eisenhower was reading on
the morning of surrender, Quisling's final auto ride, orders,
counterorders, impatient statesmen, conflicting strategies, the stench of fire and death, telegrams to Moscow, plunging armies, straggling refugees. . . . In fascinating and exhaustively researched detail--it is all here!" --The New York Times "Brilliant . . . The reader is in suspense throughout. . . . Each scene is played out close-up and point-blank, as if one were there, listening to the dialogue, counting the stakes, feeling the emotions of the principals." --The New York Times Book Review