Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | November 20, 2014

    Ron Rash: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Ron Rash



    Describe your latest book/project/work. Something Rich and Strange is a collection of selected stories, including three stories previously... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. The day ushered in a great change for the United States as well becuse, on D-Day, America began its march to the forefront of the Western world.

By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one of every two soldiers involved was an American, and without American weapons, supplies, and leadership, the outcome of the invasion and ensuing battle could have been very different.

In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fouhgt so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.

In The Americans at D-Day, a gripping narrative history reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, McManus takes readers into the minds of American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth.

Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive.

Book News Annotation:

In this first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, McManus (military history, University of Missouri) chronicles the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the day itself. B&w historical photos are included.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, "The Americans at D-Day" honors the memory of those Americans who lost their lives, and those who survived.

Synopsis:

June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. The day ushered in a great change for the United States as well becuse, on D-Day, America began its march to the forefront of the Western world.

By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one of every two soldiers involved was an American, and without American weapons, supplies, and leadership, the outcome of the invasion and ensuing battle could have been very different.

In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fouhgt so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.

In The Americans at D-Day, a gripping narrative history reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, McManus takes readers into the minds of American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth.

Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive.

Synopsis:

D-Day was only the beginning. The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in the history of World War II. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches and farms found their lives irreversibly changed. Careers and reputations were made for those at the helm of the fighting, for good or bad. On D-Day, the fate of Europe and the United States was born; Hitler lost the chance to end the war on his own terms and America began its march to the forefront of the Western world. Presented now is the most thorough examination of the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the build-up to D-day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap; from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, Collins, and Rommel, to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and obstacles for the hope to survive? How and why did they triumph? Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, "Americans at Normandy honors the memory of those Americans who lost their lives on the fields of Normandy, and those who survived. Finally their stories are told with the rich depth and important historical perspective they deserve.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765307439
Subtitle:
The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion
Publisher:
Forge Books
Author:
McManus, John C.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
World War, 19
Edition Number:
1st hardcover ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. 26
Publication Date:
20040601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16p insert and 11 maps throughout
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.48 x 0.985 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 400 pages Forge - English 9780765307439 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, "The Americans at D-Day" honors the memory of those Americans who lost their lives, and those who survived.
"Synopsis" by ,
June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. The day ushered in a great change for the United States as well becuse, on D-Day, America began its march to the forefront of the Western world.

By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one of every two soldiers involved was an American, and without American weapons, supplies, and leadership, the outcome of the invasion and ensuing battle could have been very different.

In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fouhgt so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.

In The Americans at D-Day, a gripping narrative history reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, McManus takes readers into the minds of American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth.

Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive.

"Synopsis" by , D-Day was only the beginning. The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in the history of World War II. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches and farms found their lives irreversibly changed. Careers and reputations were made for those at the helm of the fighting, for good or bad. On D-Day, the fate of Europe and the United States was born; Hitler lost the chance to end the war on his own terms and America began its march to the forefront of the Western world. Presented now is the most thorough examination of the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the build-up to D-day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap; from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, Collins, and Rommel, to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and obstacles for the hope to survive? How and why did they triumph? Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, "Americans at Normandy honors the memory of those Americans who lost their lives on the fields of Normandy, and those who survived. Finally their stories are told with the rich depth and important historical perspective they deserve.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.