In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected… Sun Tzu


Nothing less than full victory : Americans at war in Europe, 1944-1945  Edward G. Miller  Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c 2007  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xix, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-332) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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Despite the conclusions of two generations of historians, Miller asserts that at the outset of World War II the U.S. Army was profoundly unprepared for war. After years of interwar neglect, it faced enormous challenges in mobilization, training, deployment, and operations. Even late in the war, U.S. troops were often undersupplied and the Germans often had the technological edge.

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Drawing on his perceptions as a logistics specialist and nearly a decade of original research, Miller tells the remarkable story of the Army’s transformation and change facing an all-or-nothing campaign against a well-prepared enemy. This groundbreaking work that will reset the historical framework for comparison of U.S. and German performance over the course of the European campaign.

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