In the spring of 1941, Britain stood alone against the Nazi onslaught in Europe. The United States remained wary of joining another costly and destructive conflict, but for five extraordinary young scholars at Harvard and Dartmouth, the global threat of fascism was too great to ignore. Journalist Rachel Cox tells the gripping and heroic story of her uncle Rob Cox and four of his compatriots, young men who sacrificed their promising futures to join the British Eighth Army's 7th Armored Division, the Desert Rats, in battling Field Marshal Rommel's panzer division at the Second Battle of El Alamein.
"An inspired saga about a group of young Americans who hated Nazi totalitarianism to the core. Their rash bravery is the stuff of legend. This is an important new contribution to our growing World War II must-read library."—Douglas Brinkley