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Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army
 
 
Author
Rachel S. Cox.
Publisher NAL  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780451234759
Pages/Publication Date 336/2012
Daedalus Item Code 33404
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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

 
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