Signed copy: The Paratrooper Generals: Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day Through Normandy
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- By Mitchell Yockelson
During World War II, the commanding generals of troops usually stayed to the rear of the combat lines during battle. Through the D-Day and Normandy campaign however, Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor, commanders of the 82nd “All-American” and the 101st “Screaming Eagle” Airborne Divisions refused to stay behind the lines, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their paratroopers.
Spending six weeks on the ground after landing in Normandy during the early hours of D-Day, Ridgway and Taylor fought alongside their men, losing 40 percent of their units. The first book to explore the significance of these commanders’ roles The Paratrooper Generals describes their extraordinary courage and leadership.