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D-Day : D-Day and the Battle for Normandy - Antony Beevor

D-Day

D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

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Published: 24th May 2012
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'A knockout reassessment of one of the Second World War's great set-piece battles. Swoops from the vicious close-quarter fighting in the hedgerows to the petrified French onlookers and onwards to the political leaders wrestling with monumental decisions.' Sunday Times

'Beevor has succeeded brilliantly. D-Day can sit proudly alongside his other masterworks on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin. Superbly brings the events of that summer to life again.' Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph

'As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there . . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement.' Giles Foden, Guardian

'A magnificent portrait. Beevor has assembled a mass of unfamiliar sources, fresh voices, and untold. As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'D-Day is a triumph of research . . . on almost every page there's some little detail that sticks in the mind or tweaks the heart. This is a terrific, inspiring, heart-breaking book.' Sam Leith, Daily Mail

'It tells a thrilling story, with all Beevor's narrative mastery.' Chris Patten, Financial Times

'Impeccable, splendid, thoroughly researched and gripping. Beevor is master of narrative, expertly blending the grand sweep with the telling anecdote.' Dominic Sandbrook, Observer

About the Author

Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there... It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement -- Giles Foden Guardian No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail -- Christopher Silvester Daily Express

Antony Beevor

Antony James Beevor, FRSL (born 14 December 1946) is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission. He has published several popular histories on World War II and the 20th century in general. Antony holds an Honorary DLitt from the University of Bath, awarded in 2010, and a honorary doctorate from the University of Kent, awarded in 2004. He is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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ISBN: 9780140285864
ISBN-10: 0140285865
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 24th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 19.8
Edition Number: 1