title: Aachen. The U.S. Army's Battle foe Charlemagne's City in WWII Author: Robert W. Baumer Copyright: 2015 Pages: 410 including afterword, notes, and index. This is a very detailed, and well researched, description of the Battle for Aachen--the first large German City encountered by Allied troops after breaking through the Siegfried Line. For the followers of the 30th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division and the 29th ID, this would be a must read. Mr. Baumer gives an easy to follow, and very detailed description of both the American and the German units as they fight and suffer for the city that Hitler ordered held until the last man and last bullet--which is nearly what occurred. Although the 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions also participated in this battle, these units were only given a cursory mention in favor of the much deserved heroics and suffering of the infantry units for what ended as a totally destroyed city. Being a 2nd Armored fan, I was a little disappointed at the lack of credit given for their participation, but I was soon caught up in the action and found it difficult to put down. It's kinda pricey, even in Kindle, but should have spent the extra few bucks and got the hard cover to add to my collection which I seldom have time to look at.