Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia: The Normandy Invasion A-Z

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Brassey's, 2004 - History - 289 pages
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This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alphabetically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment, divisions, air and naval units, geography, terminology, personalities, and more. Every Allied division that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its own listing as do the major Axis divisions that fought them. Brief biographies of major military and political leaders on both sides provide a handy who's who of the campaign. The book also includes entries for related popular culture: GI slang, the best movies about D-Day, and major writers such as Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the book easy to use. With hundreds of entries, Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool for history buffs and interesting browsing for readers who want to know more about World War II.

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In the Offing Barrett Tillman's Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia: The Normandy Invasion A-Z (ISBN 1-57488-760-2. $30) covers everything about that pivotal day, from its acronyms (e.g., PLUTO, "pipeline ... Read full review

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Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized expert on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics, including Whirlwind. The former managing editor of "The "Hook, Tillman s is a familiar face on television documentaries in the United States and Europe. He has received numerous awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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