D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Antony Beevor (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
September 28, 2010
Pages
624
Dimensions
5.53 X 8.4 X 1.33 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143118183
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About the Author

Antony Beevor is the bestselling author of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, which received the Royal United Services' Institute Westminster Medal; The Battle for Spain, which received the La Vanguardia Prize; Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949; Stalingrad, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; and The Fall of Berlin 1945, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Beevor lives in England.

Reviews

"Absorbing... The reader finished this accessible history with the sense he has had a 360-degree look at Operation Overlord and its multinational cast... Terrifing reading."--USA Today

"A dramatic, important, and instructive story, and Beevor tells it surpassingly well."--The Washington Post

"Where the book really scores is in its eye for the operational detail and its vivid reconstructions of the experience of battle, as unavoidable courage mixes with arbitrary tragedy."--Lawrence Freedman, Foreign Affairs

"Beevor excels in recounting, from interviews with veterans and from the testimony of soldiers' letters and reports, just what a bloody campaign the invasion was... Beevor is especially gripping in his account of the U.S. 120th Infantry... Beevor is to be commended for emphasizing a troubling theme: the inferiority of much Allied equipment."--The Wall Street Journal

"His account of atrocities on both sides, of errors committed and of surpassing bravery makes for excellent - though often blood-soaked - reading. Beevor gets better with each book."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Beevor has written an in-depth campaign history...that should be read by beginners and experts alike."--Library Journal