The bestselling author of "Undaunted Courage" and "D-Day" draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories--from those on both sides of the battles--to recount the stories of the ordinary men who served in World War II Europe, from the day after D-Day to the end of the war. of photos.The bestselling author of "Undaunted Courage" and "D-Day" draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories--from those on both sides of the battles--to recount the stories of the ordinary men who served in World War II Europe, from the day after D-Day to the end of the war. of photos.Read Less
3 B&W photos sections. New in New jacket. Book CONDITION: NEW 2000+ Simon & Schuster hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), 15th printing. 3 B&W era photo sections. CONTENT: This sequel to D-DAY opens at 00: 01 hours, June 7, 1944 on the Normandy Beaches and ends at 02: 45 hours, May 7, 1945. In between comes the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout of Saint-Lo, the Falaise gap, Patton tearing through France, the liberation of Paris, the attempt to leap the Rhine in operation Market-Garden, the near-miraculous German recovery, the battles around Metz and in the Huertgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the bridge at Remagen and, finally, the overunning of Germany. From the enlisted men and junior officers, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from those on both sides of the war. The experience of these citizen soldiers reveals the ordinary sufferings and hardships of war. They overcame their fear and inexperience, the mistakes of their high command and their enemy to win the war. 1 copy.
New in new dust jacket. Simon & Schuster, NY, 1997. 1st edition ed, 4th printing printing, NEW/NEW, Hardcover, Large 8vo, 512pppgs. Pristine condition, gift quality, in an unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs throughout. Includes Notes, Bibliography, and Index. An account of American fighting men battling across Europe-from the Normandy breakout through the bulge tovictory. ISBN: 0684815257. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
New in New- jacket. New first edition hardcover in new-dust jacket. Note that previous owner was a collector who carefully reinforced the dust jacket with what appears to be non-yellowing tape along the interior edges. The book itself is in pristine new, clean, tight and unread condition.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-09-08 The story of the front-line American combatants who took WWII to the Germans from Normandy to the Elbe River makes, in Ambrose's expert hands, for an outstanding sequel to his D-Day (1994). These men are frequently dismissed as winning victories by firepower rather than acknowledged for their individual fighting power. Using interviews and other personal accounts by both German and American participants, Ambrose tells instead the story of enlisted men and junior officers who not only mastered the battlefield but developed emotional resources that endured and transcended the shocks of modern combat. Ambrose's accounts of the fighting in Normandy, the breakout and the bitter autumn struggles for Aachen and the battles in the Huertgen Forest and around Metz depict an army depending not on generalship but on the courage, skill and adaptability of small-unit commanders and their men. The 1945 offensive into Germany was a triumph of a citizen army, but the price was high. One infantry company landed in Normandy on August 8 with 187 men and six officers. By V-E Day, 625 men had served in its ranks. Fifty-one had been killed, 183 wounded and 167 suffered frostbite or trench foot. Nor do statistics tell the whole story. Ambrose's reconstruction of "a night on the line" is a brilliant evocation of physical hardship and emotional isolation that left no foxhole veteran unscarred. It is good to be reminded of brave men's brave deeds with the eloquence and insight that the author brings to this splendid, generously illustrated and moving history. Photos. 250,000 first printing; BOMC and History Book Club main selections, QPB alternate; Reader's Digest Condensed Book. (Nov.) FYI: In an outpouring of Ambrosia, the author has two other books scheduled for fall publication. They are reviewed below.
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