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The Victors: The Men of WWII (Ambrose Simon & Schuster)

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THE VICTORS is a breathtaking new work from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. It follows the momentous events of the war from D-Day, 6 June 1944, through to the final days when the Allied soldiers pushed the German troops out of France, chased them across Germany, and, on 7 May 1945, destroyed the Nazi regime. At the centre of this epic drama are the citizen soldiers, the boys who became men as they fought, proving eventually unbeatable. Drawing from his extensive research for his previous bestselling books on the conflict, Ambrose creates one of the most exciting single-volume histories of the Second World War ever written. THE VICTORS is a compelling celebration of military genius and heroism, and of camaraderie and courage.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781471158803
ISBN-10: 1471158802
Pagini: 400
Ilustrații: 3 x 16pp b-w plates
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Ediția: Reissue
Editura: Simon&Schuster
Colecția Simon & Schuster UK
Seria Ambrose Simon & Schuster


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Contents

Introduction

1 Preparation

2 Getting Started

3 Planning and Training for Overlord

4 "Ok, Let's Go"

5 The Opening Hours of D-Day

6 Utah Beach

7 Omaha Beach

8 Pointe-Du-Hoc

9 The British and Canadian Beaches

10 The End of the Day

11 Hedgerows

12 Breakout and Pursuit

13 At the German Border

14 Metz, Aachen, and the Hurtgen

15 The Battle of the Bulge

16 Night on the Line

17 The Rhineland Battles

18 Overrunning Germany

19 The GIs

Sources

Index

Maps

The Invasion of France, June 6-August 25, 1944

The Defeat of Germany, August 1944-May 1945

Recenzii

Nathaniel Tripp The New York Times Book Review Ambrose is a superb historian.
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.
Theo Lippman, Jr. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fresh and riveting.
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.
John Gregory Dunne The New Yorker [Ambrose's] skill at weaving his interviews into a good read is impressive.
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.