This new book from the award-winning historian Joseph Cummins is an engrossing, meticulously researched and exciting history of the greatest hill fights of World War II, from Italy’s Monte Cassino and Normandy’s Hill 112 to Bougainville’s Hill 700 and East Prussia’s Seelow Heights. "Joseph Cummins' smart, gritty combat history reminds us of the eternal primacy of terrain in war, even in the industrialized meat-grinder of twentieth-century conflict. Seizing the High Ground is gut-wrenching and thrilling by turns, a tour of known and little-known battlefields in history's most terrible conflagration." --Cormac O'Brien, author of Outnumbered and Secret Lives of the U.S.Presidents “I love reading Joseph Cummins’ books—he is master storyteller who always approaches military history from a fresh, interesting angle. Seizing the High Ground is classic Cummins—thirteen gripping stories of crucial World War II battles, each one of them focused on a critical mountain, hill, or ridge. Don’t miss Seizing the High Ground.” --Thomas J. Craughwell, author of Stealing Lincoln’s Body and The Irish Brigade.