11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stanley Weintraub
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Military
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Stanley Weintraub weaves together the stories of ordinary soldiers and their generals to recreate this dramatic, crucial narrative of a miraculous shift of luck in the midst of the most significant war of the modern era.

Reviews (1)

11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge

Written by jondeb on March 20th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is not a general history of the battle, but gets down in the "trenches" with personal accounts, both Allied and German, of these eleven days. You get the "you are there" feel with all descriptions including Skorzeny's attempt to kidnap Eisenhower; the relationships among the POW's and their captors during Christmas; the terrible weather during the attack; and the relationships among the Allied brass including Montgomery's view of the battle and his poor appraisal of Eisenhower. This book is not for someone who just wants an account of the battle, but for those who have some knowledge of the campaign, this book is both eye opening and refreshing. The narrator is also very good.

Author Details

Author Details

Weintraub, Stanley

Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University and the author of notable histories and biographies including "11 Days in December, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, MacArthur's War, Long Day's Journey into War, " and "A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War." He lives in Newark, Delaware.