D-Day, June 6, 1944

D-Day, June 6, 1944

The Climactic Battle of World War II

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
The author of Eisenhower chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle. 100,000 first printing. BOMC & History Main. Reader's Digest Cond Bks.

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Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle

Simon and Schuster
Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1994
ISBN: 9780671884031
0671884034
9780671673345
0671673343
9780684801377
068480137X
Characteristics: 655 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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Daveinportland
Aug 26, 2016

Stephen Ambrose is my favorite WWII authors. Most of his books seen well researched and based on personal narratives. It's not a book for the grand strategic vision of the Normandy Campaign, but it is a great book for first person narratives. Thought it was a great read.

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Keogh
Apr 30, 2012

An excellent book by one of my favourite writers. Ambrose, an American, does pay much of his attention to the American efforts on D-Day, but gives enough due to the British and Canadian landings as well. His style of writing is perfectly suited to the subject, and his attention to detail is ideal. Highly recommended.

KEVIN DOWD Aug 11, 2011

Clasic story with lots of annecdotes.

easy to read

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bad_driver98
Apr 24, 2010

Once again a book by an American about D-Day where the Canadians and British are relegated to the role of extras. Despite the fact that Canada had the second toughest beach and extended the furthest inland from the beaches... The Brits get even less coverage than the Canadians if that is possible. It is very much a propaganda effort, but still well written.

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