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Short Synopsis
The Paratrooper Generals is the first book to explore in depth the significant role Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor played on D-Day, describing the extraordinary courage and leadership they demonstrated throughout the most important American campaign of World War II.

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Generals during World War II usually stayed to the rear, but not Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. During D-Day and the Normandy campaign, these commanders of the 82nd "All-American" and the 101st "Screaming Eagle" Airborne Divisions refused to remain behind the lines and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their paratroopers in the thick of combat. Jumping into Normandy during the early hours of D-Day, Ridgway and Taylor fought on the ground for six weeks of combat that cost the airborne divisions more than forty percent casualties. The Paratrooper Generals is the first book to explore in depth the significant role these two division commanders played on D-Day, describing the extraordinary courage and leadership they demonstrated throughout the most important American campaign of World War II.

The Paratrooper Generals

Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day through Normandy

Author Mitchell Yockelson

Narrated by Jonathan Cowley

Publication date Jun 30, 2020

Running time 10 hrs

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