John Ross presents The Forecast for D-Day And the Weatherman Behind Ike's Biggest Gamble

Unknown story of a very well-known war: The story of the Supreme Headquarters for the Allied Expeditionary Force's (SHAEF's) chief meteorologist on whom Eisenhower relied, yet who was not a meteorologist at all, but a geophysicist whose specialty was the earth's magnetic field and whose appointment to the post was roundly criticized by both British and American weathermen. Explains how if Eisenhower had postponed for two weeks until tide and moonlight were right, a completely un-forecast gale would have caused the invasion to fail.

Long fascinated by the confluence of natural science and historic events, John Ross has authored or co-authored eight books in the past seven years. Five are outdoor travel guides: North America's Greatest Fishing Lodges (w/Katie Anders) (two editions); North America's Greatest Big Game Lodges and Outfitters (w/Jay Cassell); North America's Greatest Bird Hunting Lodges and Preserves (all Willow Creek Press); Great Water: Great Fish - the Worldwide Guide to Fly Fishing (Quintet, 2000); two editions of the TU Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams (Falcon Press), which won the 1999 National Outdoor Book Award, and Rivers of Restoration (Skyhorse, 2008) which contains 21 profiles of trout watersheds in recovery. His chapters focus on the interaction of humankind with the natural environment. His two remaining books pertain to higher education: Public Relations and the Presidency: Strategies and Tactics for Effective Communication (CASE Books, 2001), and The Quotable Graduate (w/Heidi Reinholdt) (Lyons Press, 2003). In 1977, he co-authored a guide to the physical environment of New Hampshire for use by the state's middle school students. He is contributing editor for Sporting Classics and Sports Afield magazines.

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ISBN: 9780762786633
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Published: Lyons Press - April 15th, 2014