Robert Kershaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973 and went on to command the 10th Parachute Battalion. His active service included several tours in Northern Ireland, the First Gulf War, and Bosnia. After retiring from the British Army as a full Colonel, he became an author of military history and a battlefield tour guide. He has written twelve books published in Great Britain and has participated in numerous National Geographic and History Channel documentaries. Robert lives in England.
"A thrilling narrative of the longest day's most trying hours.
Kershaw switches deftly between command and unit level on both
sides, with glimpses of the destruction wrought on French
civilians. A visceral account of apparent defeat, ultimate victory
and how the United States Army sustained more than 2,400 casualties
on a single beach in one day." -- Shelf Awareness
"Kershaw gives a meticulously researched, gripping account of the Allies' near-defeat at Omaha Beach. Kershaw brings home the significance of the battle with suspense and uncertainty that has been glossed over in other recent accounts." -- Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Studying the operation from a military point of view, Kershaw describes an awful day of battle. A revisionist look that won't cheer America-firsters but that helps broaden our understanding of a crucial battle." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Kershaw shares stories of humanity, resilience, and dark humor; of comradeship and a gritty patriotism holding beleaguered men together in an extremely hazardous military engagement. A dramatic historical ride through an amphibious landing that looked as though it might never succeed." -- Midwest Book Reviews
"Extraordinary and excruciating, Landing on the Edge of Eternity might be the hardcover version of Saving Private Ryan's torturous opening minutes. Hard to put down. Should be required reading for every civilian official and military officer who has a voice in ordering soldiers to go fight." -- Washington Times