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The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II Paperback – 1 Jun 2005

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  • Paperback: 796 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux; Reprint edition (1 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374529760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374529765
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 4.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Praise for "The Path to Victory:
"Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see."--Michael Howard, "Times Literary Supplement
"Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential." --Roland Green, "Booklist
"[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book." --"Publishers Weekly
"A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations." --"Library Journal (starred review)
"Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history." --"Kirkus Reviews
"A supple and absorbing analytical account . . . unlike many traditional accounts, Porch's narrative goes far beyond the armies and the ground war . . . No other treatment of the subject approaches Porch's narrative and thematic sweep, his eye for telling detail and his forcefully expressed judgments...A monumental work and a major contribution to our understanding of World War II."--John Whiteclay Chambers III, "The Washington Post Book World


Praise for "The Path to Victory":
"Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see."--Michael Howard, "Times Literary Supplement"
"Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential." --Roland Green, "Booklist"
"[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book." --"Publishers Weekly"
"A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations." --"Library Journal "(starred review)
"Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history." --"Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for "The Path to Victory"

"Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see."--Michael Howard, "Times Literary Supplement"

"Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential." --Roland Green, "Booklist"

"[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book." --"Publishers Weekly"

"A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations." --"Library Journal "(starred review)

"Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"A supple and absorbing analytical account . . . unlike many traditional accounts, Porch's narrative goes far beyond the armies and the ground war . . . No other treatment of the subject approaches Porch's narrative and thematic sweep, his eye for telling detail and his forcefully expressed judgments...A monumental work and a major contribution to our understanding of World War II."--John Whiteclay Chambers III, "The Washington Post Book World"


"Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see."--Michael Howard, "Times Literary Supplement"
"Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential." --Roland Green, "Booklist"
"[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book." --"Publishers Weekly"
"A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations." --"Library Journal "(starred review)
"Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"A supple and absorbing analytical account . . . unlike many traditional accounts, Porch's narrative goes far beyond the armies and the ground war . . . No other treatment of the subject approaches Porch's narrative and thematic sweep, his eye for telling detail and his forcefully expressed judgments...A monumental work and a major contribution to our understanding of World War II."--John Whiteclay Chambers III, "The Washington Post Book World"


Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see. "Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement"

Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential. "Roland Green, Booklist"

[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book. "Publishers Weekly"

A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations. "Library Journal (starred review)"

Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history. "Kirkus Reviews"

A supple and absorbing analytical account . . . unlike many traditional accounts, Porch's narrative goes far beyond the armies and the ground war . . . No other treatment of the subject approaches Porch's narrative and thematic sweep, his eye for telling detail and his forcefully expressed judgments...A monumental work and a major contribution to our understanding of World War II. "John Whiteclay Chambers III, The Washington Post Book World""

"Substantial, authoritative and beautifully written...[An] elegance of presentation rests on a mastery of technical detail... The best account of the Mediterranean campaign that we are ever likely to see." --Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement

"Porch's stout history of the Mediterranean campaign in World War II justifies its size by its coverage. . . Porch writes clearly and accessibly. . . For WWII studies, essential." --Roland Green, Booklist

"[Porch's] sweeping narrative incorporates encyclopedic mastery of a massive body of source material, and is written in a style that holds attention from first page to last . . . [a] terrific book." --Publishers Weekly

"A thoughtful account of an important theater of military operations." --Library Journal (starred review)

"Illuminating . . . Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skills as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history." --Kirkus Reviews

"A supple and absorbing analytical account . . . unlike many traditional accounts, Porch's narrative goes far beyond the armies and the ground war . . . No other treatment of the subject approaches Porch's narrative and thematic sweep, his eye for telling detail and his forcefully expressed judgments...A monumental work and a major contribution to our understanding of World War II." --John Whiteclay Chambers III, The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Conquest of Morocco and The Conquest of the Sahara (FSG, 2005). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.


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