|About the Book|
The definitive biography of Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein. Based on Montgomerys secret diaries, letters, and vast collection of private papers, which have remained confidential and inaccessible until now, this is the first volume of the authorized life of General Montgomery. Written by a historian who knew Montgomery intimately in his later years, Monty breaks entirely new ground. Nigel Hamilton presents the unknown Montgomery in behind-the-scenes accounts of him as soldier and leader, son, father, and husband. Aided by Montgomerys numerous letters, the author paints a vivid picture of world events as they shaped the destiny of one of the worlds greatest field commanders. Illustrated with black-and-white photos. 871 pages.