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It was almost exactly one year to the day that he broke the back of Hitler's surprise Panzer offensive by relieving beleaguered Bastogne.
Wayne Greenhaw's 18th book, "The Thunder Of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People who Broke the Back of Jim Crow," written with Donnie Williams, was published this fall by Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press.
Tendulkar's occasional spin bowling broke the back of Australia's innings after openers Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh blasted 101 off 11.