608 pages, 9.25 × 6.4 × 1.75 in
December 19, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670021199
ISBN - 13: 9780670021192
About the Book
From critically acclaimed world historian Beevor comes the first major account in more than 20 years to cover the whole Normandy invasion, from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25 of the same year. b&w photo insert; 17 maps.
Table of Contents
D-DayList of Illustrations and Maps
1. The Decision
2. Bearing the Cross of Lorraine
3. Watch on the Channel
4. Sealing off the Invasion Area
5. The Airborne Assault
6. The Armada Crosses
8. Utah and the Airborne
9. Gold and Juno
11. Securing the Beachheads
12. Failure at Caen
14. The Americans on the Cotentin Peninsula
15. Operation Epsom
16. The Battle of the Bocage
17. Caen and the Hill of Calvary
18. The Final Battle for Saint-Lô
19. Operation Goodwood
20. The Plot Against Hitler
21. Operation Cobra - Breakthrough
22. Operation Cobra - Breakout
23. Brittany and Operation Bluecoat
24. The Mortain Counter-attack
25. Operation Totalize
26. The Hammer and Anvil
27. The Killing Ground of the Falaise Pocket
28. The Paris Uprising and the Race for the Seine
29. The Liberation of Paris
From the Publisher
The #1 internationally bestselling history of D-Day is now enhanced with rare video footage from the NBC News Archives for the ultimate narrative of the battle for Normandy.
The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945
From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It 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. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.
The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action, and many diaries and letters donated to museums and archives in recent years.
D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account of the Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to the liberation of Paris.
About the Author
Antony Beevor is the bestselling author of five nonfiction books, including The Battle for Spain, which won the La Vanguardia Prize, Paris After the Liberation: 1944-1949, Stalingrad, which won 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.