Overlord: D-Day and the battle for Normandy

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Simon and Schuster, 1984 - History - 368 pages
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I visited Normandy and the DDay beaches and our tour guide was a Brit. His commen: "You Yanks think you were the only ones fighting during DDay." He suggested "Overlord" by Max Hastings. Hastings gave the British perspective of the battles to win back France and thrash the Huns. Excellent writing! Read full review

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Nicely detailed. Helpful glossary of the many military acronyms used. Could have had more and clearer maps -- but that's usually the way with these books, seems like. Read full review


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British journalist, editor, and historian Max Hastings was born on December 28, 1945. He was a foreign correspondent for BBC television and London's Evening Standard, for which he later served as editor from 1996 to 2001. Hastings also worked as editor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph. In addition to presenting BBC historical documentaries and writing numerous books of military history, Hastings has contributed to publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the New York Review of Books. He received the nonfiction Somerset Maugham Award for Bomber Command, as well as the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize for both Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands. Hastings was knighted in 2002, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and from 2002-2007 was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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