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Alan Axelrod

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Axelrod was born in Chicago.



Alan Axelrod on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Bradley /
ISBN: 0230614442 OCLC: 228145726

Palgrave Macmillan, New York : 2008.

Examines the life, strategy, and legacy of General Omar Bradley, who commanded the U.S. 12th Army Group in Europe during World War II, describing his involvement in the D-Day landings in 1944 and his influence in future military victories in Europe.

  Bradley :
ISBN: 9781481565882 OCLC: 922051550

Blackstone Audio, Ashland, Or. : ℗2015.

Known by his troops in World War II as The Soldier's General because of his care of and compassion for the soldiers under his command, Omar Bradley commanded the U.S. 12th Army Group in Europe. By the spring of 1945, this group contained 4 field armies, 12 corps, 48 divisions, and more than 1,300,000 men-the largest exclusively American field command in U.S. history.

  Miracle at Belleau Wood :
ISBN: 076276130X OCLC: 842150774

Lyons Press, Guilford, Conn. : 2010.

Now in paperback!

Military Book Club® Main Selection  

History Book Club® Featured Alternate


The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and turned the battle back against the enemy, saved Paris, saved France, and saved the Allied hope of  victory. Called the Gettysburg of the Great War by many at the time, it rescued America and its allies from almost certain defeat. This book tells the riveting story of the modern marines as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite. Miracle at Belleau Wood is the story of an epoch-making battle--a battle that elevated the Corps to legendary status and forever burned them into the American imagination.  

Praise for Miracle at Belleau Wood


Axelrod brings us back vividly to the shocking casualties of ‘the war to end all wars.' Bing West, author of No True Glory, former Assistant Secretary of Defense


Alan Axelrod has perfectly captured the embodiment of U.S. Marines and their unparalleled Esprit de Corps. ... A must read! Jay Kopelman, author of the best-selling From Baghdad with Love


Axelrod is one of America's great military historians. He's done it this time with riveting non-stop action that reads like the best of Hemingway's frontline reports plus the Marine Corps novels of W.E.B. Griffin. Axelrod pushes you right into the action, onto the battlefield, and never lets up. Paul B. Farrell, JD, PhD, syndicated columnist for Dow Jones's MarketWatch, former Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps


Praise for Patton: A Biography Like Patton at his best: polished, precise, and persuasive. Kirkus Reviews


Office Superman :
ISBN: 0762419717 OCLC: 56918311

Running Press, Philadelphia : ©2004.

Presents twenty-one strategies for becoming and staying a success in the corporate environment, including how to work effectively with bosses, how to solve problems efficiently, and how to deal respectfully with adversaries.

  Patton :
ISBN: 9781481564366 OCLC: 923377146

Blackstone Audio, Ashland, Or. : ℗2015.

George S. Patton was a general who achieved greatness in his field by contradicting his own nature. A cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command. An outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II. A profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. An exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness.

Patton :
ISBN: 0230613926 OCLC: 277068274

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke : [2009]

Patton on leadership :
ISBN: 0735202974 OCLC: 41368275

Prentice Hall, Paramus, NJ : ©1999.

Winning leadership principles inspired by the military career of this complex and effective World War II general. Although often deemed abrasive and arrogant, General Patton was a remarkable leader who trained and motivated his men to achieve astounding results. Now Alan Axelrod, an accomplished writer in the areas of both military history and business management, applies Patton's proven leadership principles and competitive tactics to the corporate battlefield. Executives and managers will learn straightforward, practical lessons in dynamic, results-oriented management. Illuminated by Patton's own words, chapters cover how to develop a leadership attitude and image, communicate effectively, establish clear priorities, inspire others, instill loyalty, build a team, coach and mentor, resolve conflict, and sustain optimum performance. And, as a man who regularly was required to overcome his failings or turn them to his advantage, Patton offers an example of excellence within reach of all of us.--From publisher description.

Profiles in audacity :
ISBN: 0735202567 OCLC: 69846195

Sterling Pub. Co., New York : ©2006.

In brief vignettes, historian Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history's most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by answering the fascinating question of why the people who made history made their choices--and conveys the resonance of those choices today. The 46 profiles range from ancient times to the present day and include Cleopatra's decision to rescue Egypt; Washington's decision to cross the Delaware and win; Gandhi's decision to prevail against the British Empire without bloodshed; Truman's decision to drop the A-bomb and end WW II; Rosa Parks' decision to sit in for civil rights; Boris Yeltsin's decision to embrace a new world order; and Flight 93's decision to take a stand against terror.--From publisher description.

The complete idiot's guide to 20th century history /
ISBN: 0028633857 OCLC: 45733073

Alpha Books, New York : 1999.

The complete idiot's guide to criminal investigation /
ISBN: 0028643461 OCLC: 50336416

Alpha Books, Indianapolis, IN : ©2003.

The complete idiot's guide to World War I /
ISBN: 0028639022 OCLC: 48399157

Alpha Books, Indianapolis, IN : ©2000.

For history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the 20th century, this book reveals why World War I began, explores the "guns of August," describes the horrors of trench warfare and the first uses of poison gas, and explains why the Americans were so slow to enter the war. From the eastern front to the west, from Gallipoli to the Marne, from the Lafayette Escadrillo to Lawrence of Arabia, the book tells the whole story of "the war to end all wars."

The real history of World War II :
ISBN: 1402740905 OCLC: 179788726

Sterling, New York : ©2008.

Traces the causes of World War II, explores the motivations of important people involved with it, presents the events of the war grouped by the theater in which they took place, and examines its aftermath.