Book 5 of the World War Two Series
The New Historical Novel by #1 Bestselling, Award-Winning Historical Fiction Author Samuel Marquis
“Filled with fascinating historical information [and] pulse-pounding scenes of danger and action, the World War II novel Soldiers of Freedom shines a welcome spotlight on some of the lesser-known heroes of the war.”
SOLDIERS OF FREEDOM is the true story of the 1944-1945 War in Western Europe and the final Allied struggle to conquer Nazi Germany. The story is told through the eyes of William McBurney, a tank gunner in the 761st Tank Battalion, the first African-American tank unit in U.S. history; dynamic General George S. Patton, Jr., commander of the U.S. Third Army; and Angela Lange, a sixteen-year-old German resistance fighter with the anti-Nazi Edelweiss Pirates in Cologne. While Patton’s forces liberate France and Belgium, fight in the grueling Battle of the Bulge, and cross the Rhine to conquer Germany, U.S. tanker William McBurney and his Black Panthers must fight two wars at once: one against the German army, the other against the racism of their fellow white soldiers. Meanwhile, as the Allies drive into Germany, Edelweiss Pirate Angela Lange must survive the Allied bombing of Cologne while she engages in fierce resistance against the Hitler Youth and Nazis and is hunted down by the Gestapo.
Fans of Beneath A Scarlet Sky, Adam Makos’s Spearhead and A Higher Call, and the WWII novels of Ken Follett (Winter of the World, Jackdaws, Eye of the Needle) will enjoy the real-life heroism of the 761st Black Panthers and legendary Patton to liberate Europe, and the Edelweiss Pirates to combat Nazism, in this historically accurate tale of the final epic struggle in WWII Western Europe.
#1 DENVER POST BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND WINNER OF NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Kirkus and Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, American Book Fest, USA Best Book, Readers’ Favorite, IPPY, National Indie Excellence, Beverly Hills, Next Generation Indie, and Colorado Book Awards
“Samuel Marquis grabs my attention right from the beginning and never lets go.”Gov. Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
“The Coalition has a lot of good action and suspense and an unusual female assassin.”James Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers.”Ambassador Marc Grossman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State