D-day: The Battle For Normandy by Antony BeevorD-day: The Battle For Normandy by Antony Beevor

D-day: The Battle For Normandy

byAntony Beevor

Paperback | September 28, 2010

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"Glorious, horrifying...D-DAY is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."—Time

Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available.

Renowned historian Antony Beevor, the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.
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 Hawth...
Title:D-day: The Battle For NormandyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8.37 × 5.45 × 1.35 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143118188

ISBN - 13:9780143118183

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A wonderful book that still feels like it falls short This is the second book I read from Beevor and while I appreciate his attention to details (and how he inserts little random trivia in order to give the book a more humane touch), the fact that one reads about a battle and then the next and then the one after that and so on and so forth while rarely taking the time to re-asses certain facts by taking a look back, one that would allow a nonsavvy reader to gain a greater understanding of the conflict is extremely frustrating. It might be silly to expect such a thing, but I would almost have appreciated the book coming with a large map that one would hang on the wall and refer to at various times... Something that would make this book feel more like a vulgarization effort than a mere collection of facts and fun trivia.
Date published: 2018-01-17

Editorial 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