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

AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Published by Simon & Schuster [1994], 1994
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Small 4to. Black cloth spine with silvewr lettering and red paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 655pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. Just a tight and handsome book club edition, but bearing a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a typed Note Signed from Ambrose, 1p, 8½" X 11", Baltimore, MD, 1965 September 13. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Cordial note to this officer of the New York Civil War Round Table about his schedule to join a Round Table event. Signed simply "Steve" in black ballpoint. Gates likely befriended Ambrose because of his biographies of Union officers Henry W. Halleck and Emory Upton. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, Stephen E. Ambrose's D-Day: June 6, 1944 relies on over 1,400 interviews with veterans, as well as prodigious research in military archives on both sides of the Atlantic. He provides a comprehensive history of the invasion which also eloquently testifies as to how common soldiers performed extraordinary feats. A major theme of the book, upon which Ambrose would later expand in Citizen Soldiers, is how the soldiers from the democratic Allied nations rose to the occasion and outperformed German troops thought to be invincible. The many small stories that Ambrose collected from paratroopers, sailors, infantrymen, and civilians make the excitement, confusion, and sheer terror of D-day come alive on the page. --Robert McNamara

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster [1994]
Publication Date: 1994
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