Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1984.
A first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with minimal shelfwear in alike dust-jacket with similar wear.
Monte Cassino is a topography of blood and bone. The landscape is pitted with craters, gouged by shells and bombs, scarred by land mines and machine-gun fire. But even more than the physical damage, Monte Cassino has taken on a psychological weight. For many, it is the site of the greatest slaughter of World War II--the Battle of Monte Cassino, which claimed over 15,000 Allied lives.
For Hapgood and Richardson, the tragedy of Monte Cassino was also a subject of fascination. They traveled to the mountain and recorded their impressions in this book. From the shattered monastery to the blasted towns below, the authors evoke the emotional power of the place. They tell the story of the battle, the heroism of the men who fought there, and the cost of victory.
Monte Cassino is a gripping account of one of the great conflicts of the twentieth century and a testament to the human spirit.; 8vo; 269 pages.