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The Resource The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II, Stephen E. Ambrose

The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II, Stephen E. Ambrose

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The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II
Title
The victors
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Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II
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Stephen E. Ambrose
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eng
Summary
Through hundreds of interviews & the examination of countless documents, the author has created a rounded portrait of Eisenhower in World War II, his relationship with his "boys," & a chronicle of American participation in the European theater. From America's preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers, about which the great Civil War historian James McPherson wrote, If there is a better book about the experience of GIs who fought in Europe during World War II, I have not read it. Citizen Soldiers captures the fear and exhilaration of combat, the hunger and cold and filth of the foxholes, the small intense world of the individual rifleman as well as the big picture of the European theater in a manner that grips the reader and will not let him go. No one who has not been there can understand what combat is like but Stephen Ambrose brings us closer to an understanding than any other historian has done. The Victors also includes stories of individual battles, raids, acts of courage and suffering from Pegasus Bridge, an account of the first engagement of D-Day, when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion; and from Band of Brothers, an account of an American rifle company from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought, died, and conquered, from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitter's Eagle's Nest in Germany. Stephen Ambrose is also the author of Eisenhower, the greatest work on Dwight Eisenhower, and one of the editors of the Supreme Allied Commander's papers. He describes the momentous decisions about how and where the war was fought, and about the strategies and conduct of the generals and officers who led the invasion and the bloody drive across Europe to Berlin. But it is, as always with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, who command his attention and his awe. The Victors tells their stories, how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives, from the high command Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton -- on down through officers and enlisted men, to re-create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime
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To re-create the last year of WWII, the author tells the soldiers' stories, drawn from interviews and oral histories from government and private archives
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D756
LC item number
.A54 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II
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The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II, Stephen E. Ambrose
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-379) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
14587189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
396 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684856285
Lccn
98037808
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm39533921
Label
The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II, Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14587189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
396 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684856285
Lccn
98037808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm39533921

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