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The Americans at Normandy

The Summer of 1944--The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

By John C. McManus

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Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 September 2000
In this succeeding volume to "The Americans at D-Day, " McManus does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in "The Americans at Normandy." For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers.
Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and "Lightning" Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country.
Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, "The Americans at Normandy" honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves.

About the Author

John C. McManus is a professor of military history at the University of Missouri. He has traveled extensively in researching his books about the American experience in World War II.

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Far more gripping than Saving Private Ryan. Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be--and never should be--forgotten. Awesome! A definitive account of a turning point in American and world history.--Thomas Fleming on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy "An American Iliad" --Stephen Coonts on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy"Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be--and never should be--forgotten." --W.E.B. Griffin on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy"Awesome! A definitive account of a turning point in American and world history." --Thomas Fleming on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy "Far more gripping than Saving Private Ryan. Comprehensively detailed . . . Utterly fascinating. McManus' style fits the slam-bang fighting that characterized one of the most crucial periods of the war, and he makes every battle---and every soldier---count as if it were the last round in the clip." --Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy"I thought I knew something about war and men at war until I read John C. McManus' deeply insightfiul book. I stand humbled by what I consider nothing less than a definitive work on a subject whose scope is simply so vast that no writer until now has put int in perspective and made it real." --David Hagberg on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy An American Iliad "Stephen Coonts on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy" Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be--and never should be--forgotten. "W.E.B. Griffin on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy" Awesome! A definitive account of a turning point in American and world history. Thomas Fleming on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy Far more gripping than "Saving Private Ryan." Comprehensively detailed . . . Utterly fascinating. McManus' style fits the slam-bang fighting that characterized one of the most crucial periods of the war, and he makes every battle---and every soldier---count as if it were the last round in the clip. "Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy" I thought I knew something about war and men at war until I read John C. McManus' deeply insightfiul book. I stand humbled by what I consider nothing less than a definitive work on a subject whose scope is simply so vast that no writer until now has put int in perspective and made it real. "David Hagberg on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy"" "An American Iliad"--Stephen Coonts on "The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy ""Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be--and never should be--forgotten." --W.E.B. Griffin on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy "Awesome! A definitive account of a turning point in American and world history."--Thomas Fleming on The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy "Far more gripping than "Saving Private Ryan". Comprehensively detailed . . . Utterly fascinating. McManus' style fits the slam-bang fighting that characterized one of the most crucial periods of the war, and he makes every battle---and every soldier---count as if it were the last round in the clip."--Walter J. Boyne, "New York Times" bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom on" The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy ""I thought I knew something about war and men at war until I read John C. McManus' deeply insightfiul book. I stand humbled by what I consider nothing less than a definitive work on a subject whose scope is simply so vast that no writer until now has put int in perspective and made it real."--David Hagberg on "The Americans at D-Day and The Americans at Normandy"

EAN: 9780765312006
ISBN: 076531200X
Publisher: Forge
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 3.3 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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