Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.
This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.
Review: A true classic of World War II history, The Longest Day tells the story of the massive Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Journalist Cornelius Ryan began working on the book in the mid-1950s, while the memories of the D-day participants were still fresh, and he spent three years interviewing D-day survivors in the United States and Europe. When his book was first published in 1959, it was tremendously successful, establishing many of the legends of D-day that endure in the public's mind. Ryan was enormously skillful at weaving small personal stories into the overall narrative, and he would later use the same technique to depict the airborne invasion of Holland in A Bridge Too Far. Not only is The Longest Day a pleasure to read, but subsequent historians, dutifully noting its accuracy, have relied heavily on Ryan's research for their own accounts. In short, the book is a "must read" for anyone interested in the D-day invasion. --Robert McNamara
Title: Longest Day: June 6th, 1944
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Good. VINTAGE Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001477201
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002251694
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Acceptable. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Seller Inventory # FH1780856
Book Description Victor Gollancz, 1982. Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ but the spine has light fading. Seller Inventory # 9999-9995135222
Book Description Gollancz Services Ltd., 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Minor shelf wear to extremities. Small tear in jacket base front. Book. Seller Inventory # 021819-7
Book Description Gollancz Services Ltd., 1960. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0575007613. dw, 1960, 256pp. Seller Inventory # 085625
Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First published in 1960, this is a eighth impression of January 1971. Ex library with usual stamps and defects, but with lending docket on half title not map endpapers, and only one stamp on copyright page. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of largely red jacket and spine, spine sunned, not price clipped (£2.00), no personal inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall quite a reasonable copy. 256pp, coloured map endpapers. 'The Longest Day' is one of the best-selling military history books of all time. Its author, Irish-American military historian and war journalist Cornelius Ryan (1920-74), created a new style of military-history writing based on interview research with hundreds of battle participants. The book was made into the legendary war movie in 1962. Seller Inventory # 003819
Book Description Victor Gollancz, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110575007613