Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe
by James Holland
On sale Nov 3 from Atlantic Monthly Press
Genre: History. 592 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion eleven months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil.