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The Victors : Eisenhower and His Boys - The Men of WWII - Stephen E. Ambrose

The Victors

Eisenhower and His Boys - The Men of WWII

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A TRUE CELEBRATION OF HEROISM AND BRAVERY

From America's preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of World War II in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. The author himself drew this authoritative narrative account from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, to yield what has been called "the best single-volume history of the war that most of us will ever read."

Harry Crumpacker St. Petersburg Times No historian writing today understands and empathizes with the World Ware II generation of Americans better than Stephen Ambrose...Reading this book will leave only a profound understanding of an undeniable truth. John Gregory Dunne The New Yorker [Ambrose's] skill at weaving his interviews into a good read is impressive. Calvin L. Christman The Dallas Morning News A brief, readable, and necessary remembrance of a generation that met and overcome this century's greatest test. Theo Lippman, Jr. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fresh and riveting. William R. Wineke Wisconsin State Journal The Victors is an absolutely wonderful book...a compelling narrative of a time when the average American youth exhibited heroism and grace to save the world. Nathaniel Tripp The New York Times Book Review Ambrose is a superb historian.

Introductionp. 11
Preparationp. 15
Getting Startedp. 35
Planning and Training for Overlordp. 51
"OK, Let's Go"p. 69
The Opening Hours of D-Dayp. 86
Utah Beachp. 105
Omaha Beachp. 117
Pointe-Du-Hocp. 143
The British and Canadian Beachesp. 158
The End of the Dayp. 181
Hedgerowsp. 188
Breakout and Pursuitp. 220
At the German Borderp. 237
Metz, Aachen, and the Hurtgenp. 249
The Battle of the Bulgep. 272
Night on the Linep. 295
The Rihneland Battlesp. 308
Overunning Germanyp. 333
The Glsp. 349
Sourcesp. 355
Indexp. 380
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ISBN: 9780684856292
ISBN-10: 0684856298
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition