We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

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

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 10, 2015

    Rob Hart: IMG The End of Apocalypse



    My plan here is to write about how New York City disappears out from under your feet. So I wanted to include a picture of Apocalypse Lounge, a bar... Continue »
    1. $10.47 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      New Yorked (Ash McKenna)

      Rob Hart 9781940610405

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Military- World War II Europe

Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944

by

Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed Omaha Beach, historian Joseph Balkoski chronicles the amphibious landings and airborne operations at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Part of the story is already familiar: among the paratroopers who landed with the 101st Airborne was the company Stephen Ambrose followed in Band of Brothers. Using firsthand after-action reports and unit journals, Balkoski creates a compelling narrative of the fighting at Utah Beach on D-Day, while meticulously constructed maps pinpoint key geographical features and show unit locations as the action unfolds. Added to the invasion plan largely at the insistence of British General Bernard Montgomery, the attack at Utah Beach aimed to secure the Cotentin Peninsula and ultimately seize the port of Cherbourg. Although the assault on Utah Beach became one of the most successful American military operations of World War II, it was fraught with risk from the beginning: not only was Utah the most isolated of the five D-Day beaches, but the airborne operation was of unprecedented size and scope. Despite the perils, American troops cascaded into that corner of Normandy from the sea and the sky, gaining a military triumph that contributed mightily to Allied success on D-Day. This book is both an engaging narrative and a tribute to the men who stormed the beaches and dropped from the sky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811701440
Subtitle:
The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Author:
Balkoski, Joseph
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
France
Copyright:
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.54x6.34x1.42 in. 1.56 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Zhukov's Greatest Defeat Used Book Club Hardcover $11.95
  2. Hitler's Last Bastion: The Final... New Hardcover $31.50
  3. Sea Battles in Close Up World War 2 Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. Imperial Grunts: The American... Used Hardcover $14.50
  5. Gods Playground a History of Poland... Used Trade Paper $25.00
  6. Grant Comes East Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

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

Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944 Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 384 pages Stackpole Books - English 9780811701440 Reviews:
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.