D-Day: June 6, 1944 -- The Climactic Battle of WWII

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 6, 1994 - History - 656 pages
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Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review


User Review  - FabledRunner - Borders

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 ... Read full review


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Dr. Stephen 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. He also participated in numerous national television programs, including shows appearing on the History Channel and National Geographic.

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