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CITIZEN SOLDIERS : THE U.S. ARMY FROM THE NORMANDY BEACHES TO THE BULGE TO THE SURRENDER OF GERMANY -- JUNE 7, 1944-MAY 7, 1945

Stephen E. Ambrose

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ISBN 10: 0684815257 / ISBN 13: 9780684815251
Published by Simon & Schuster, US, 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. First Printing. Signed by author on title page. Pages are otherwise unmarked by previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean but lightly worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is foxed. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and rubbing at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are faintly toned and rubbed. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 22334

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Title: CITIZEN SOLDIERS : THE U.S. ARMY FROM THE ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, US

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good plus

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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A look at the last year of World War II in Europe--from D-Day to the surrender of Germany--draws on hundreds of interviews with and oral histories of the enlisted men and junior officers who helped win the war. 250,000 first printing.

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Stephen E. Ambrose combines history and journalism to describe how American GIs battled their way to the Rhineland. He focuses on the combat experiences of ordinary soldiers, as opposed to the generals who led them, and offers a series of compelling vignettes that read like an enterprising reporter's dispatches from the front lines. The book presents just enough contextual material to help readers understand the big picture, and includes memorable accounts of the Battle of the Bulge and other events as seen through the weary eyes of the men who fought in the foxholes. Highly recommended for fans of Ambrose, as well as all readers interested in understanding the life of a 1940s army grunt. A sort of sequel to Ambrose's bestselling 1994 book D-Day, Citizen Soldiers is more than capable of standing on its own.

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