D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

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Simon and Schuster, 2013. 4. 23. - 656페이지
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Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history.

D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be.

The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant.

Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.
 

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D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

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A splendid, moving, and authoritative account of the most decisive day of WW II by Ambrose (History/Univ. of New Orleans), whose massive biographies of Eisenhower and Nixon have won widespread praise ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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A phenomenal book. Incredible detail with hundreds of personal stories and accounts from the men who were there on D-Day. It is almost as if Ambrose ran out of room to write. The stories included will ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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Acknowledgments
THE DEFENDERS
THE COMMANDERS
UTILIZING ASSETS
PLANNING AND PREPARING
TRAINING
MARSHALING AND BRIEFING
LOADING
The Airborne into Normandy
LETS GET THOSE BASTARDS
THE GREATEST SHOW EVER STAGED
A LONG SHIPS WELL ENDLESS COLUMN OF
NOUS START THE WAR FROM RIGHT HERE RESTONS ICI
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Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History.

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