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by Stephen E. Ambrose

ePub D-Day, June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II (Large Print Edition) download
Author:
Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN13:
978-0783884691
ISBN:
0783884699
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Publisher:
G K Hall & Co (March 1, 1999)
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Humanities
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Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal . I think Stephen Ambrose is an excellent source for such narratives, and this one I went through quickly and with great enthusiasm.

Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle. 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. 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. Hardcover: 768 pages.

SUMMARY: Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative. 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.

Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once). Publication Date: May 6, 2014. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare.

D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare

D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination-what Eisenhower called the fury of an aroused democracy -that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged

On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944, had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired.

This is a great book chronicling the background, battle, and aftermath of the decisive battle in the Europe during World War I. Yet another great book from author Stephen Ambrose.

This is a great book chronicling the background, battle, and aftermath of the decisive battle in the Europe during World War II. Ambrose writing style is a delight for any amateur historian of WWII. This book can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to learn more about D-Day. This book details the lives of just regular citizen soldiers fighting one of the biggest battles of all time, the invasion of Europe during WWII. If you liked the other books from this author, this book will not let you down.

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the course of history.

Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II and examines the ramifications of the battle
  • This book is essentially a collection of many short stories based on individual interviews. The individuals range from generals of the very top in Allies and Axis, to middle leaders in the action, and all the way to privates on the ground on both sides. It is an amazing telling of details about D-Day from its planning, preparation to execution on land, at sea, under water, and in the air. You get to read about very personal perspectives that are usually invisible in historical event of such astronomical scale. Through that, I found myself get to know not only the personality, but character of the people of that generation. It is a very inspiring experience.

    There are also many dramatic moments that makes you wonder differently how the world actually operates. For example, a young French girl was running for safety in the midst of Allies naval shelling, where only a few miles away at the beach, a young American soldier who was struggling to get through the killing zone would meet her and eventually became her future husband. Another example, a few Korean in German uniform were captured by American paratroopers in Normandy battle. Why would they be there? It turned out these young men were drafted into war by Japanese to fight Russians; captured by Russians to fight Germany in Eastern front; captured again by Germans to fight Americans in the Normandy. It was an incredible story of survival and fate by itself to research on separately.

    Also discussed are innovation such as various landing crafts by Higgins, special wedge for Sherman tanks to break out of Normandy hedgerows, and interesting British invention of obstacle clearing vehicles and DD tanks, etc.. And if you like strategies, there are many intriguing stories on how each side trying to fool each other for the best advantage.

    I picked the slightly more expensive version with photos, and found it well worth it. The photos add to more vivid impression of what is described in the context. Photos look better though on a larger tablet. Overall, this is a book I am so glad that I have come across.

  • I first read this book 20 years ago when it first came out. It gripped me to the core. I would read 100 pages a day and not want to put it down. It gripped me the same now as it did then. This is an amazingly detailed view of the Allied buildup, training, crossing, and landing on the Normandy beaches. The detail of the Omaha Beach landings is the most prevalent part of the book, told from the perspective of the grunts who did the fighting. This is definitely focused on Omhah Beach, but there is plenty of good information on the other four beaches as well as the Airborne operations. Excellent reading. Put this in your library, you will not be disappointed.

  • I've read several of Mr. Ambrose's books and they do what popular history needs to do in the best way possible. Without being didactic or overly academic and detailed, Mr. Ambrose conveys both the strategic and tactical objectives sought on D-Day, peppered throughout with excerpts from oral histories of those who were there to keep the reader involved on several levels.

    As a war history buff, I bounce between scholarly works and popular takes on any given subject in order to gain an overall narrative into which the deeper studies can then be fitted. I think Stephen Ambrose is an excellent source for such narratives, and this one I went through quickly and with great enthusiasm.

    Having visited Normandy just a month ago, it was a particular joy to actually be able to put place names in the book to those villages, bridges, and beaches I had visited.

    Well worth the time!

  • I work for the airlines so was able to hop on a flight to Paris, drive four hours to Normandy all with Ambrose's book in tow. Started at Utah Beach and worked my way down the coast. His book was my bible and brought everything to life. Accurate to a "T." It brought that harrowing invasion to a new found realization. A 'must read' for anyone who ever plans to go there. His stories, coupled with historic markers, museums and displays made an indelible and lasting memory of a trip of a lifetime. What a memorial to those who were there, and a reminder to those of us living.

  • I have read many reviews from other readers that complain about the story jumping around, not enough German perspective.
    There were so many people involved and quoted, the story can at times be confusing. By slowing down a bit it reads just fine.
    I think there is plenty of German inclusion, keep in mind this book is absolutely written from the American and British perspective.
    If Ambrose were German I would expect otherwise.
    I learned a tremendous amount of info reading this book giving me a different perspective of the politics and decision making process to go.

  • It is a long book (583 pages); however, it's worth the effort. I read it in preparation for a trip to Normandy in the fall. Generally, I'm aware of what happened on D day; however, I was unaware of the details. This book filled in all the gaps. It gives a good description of everything from Utah Beach on the right flank to Sword beach on the left.

    As with his other books, Ambrose provides a good description of the big picture, I.e., the strategic view as well as what is going on at the foxhole level. This book helps the reader get at least a hint of what was going on during that momentous day. We sometimes lose sight of the fact that events like this are made up of the thousands of actions of individuals. The author helps us see that and see how it all fits together.

    For anyone who truly wants to understand what happened on D day, there is no better source than this book!