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ON TO BERLIN, Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943 - 1946 by Major General James M. Gavin

The story of the 82nd Airborne Division as told by its commanding officer is an unforgettable chapter in the saga of World War II. 

Known as "Jumping General Jim", his front-line experience is what makes this book exceptionally vivid.  with it's detailed accounts of the 82nd every action, General Gavin lets the reader see things from the level of the fighting man to the strategic controversy over the taking of Berlin before the Russians.

ISBN : 0-670-52517-o, Viking Press, New York, 1978.  Out of print but numerous used copies are offered on the Internet.  Search by title and author name.