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Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945

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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of andlt;I andgt;Band of Brothers andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;I andgt;D-Dayandlt;/Iandgt;, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller andlt;Iandgt;D-Day.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;I andgt;Citizen Soldiers andlt;/Iandgt;opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war. From the high command down to the ordinary soldier, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it.

Synopsis:

Drawing on hundreds of interviews and oral histories, Ambrose recreates life on the front lines during one of the bloodiest periods of World War II: from D-Day to the surrender of Germany. "The most gripping account of the second World War that I have ever read".--Joseph Heller. of photos. Maps.

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than 30 books. Among his New York Times best-sellers are: Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage.

He was not only a great author, but also a captivating speaker, with the unique ability to provide insight into the future by employing his profound knowledge of the past. His stories demonstrate how leaders use trust, friendship and shared experiences to work together and thrive during conflict and change. His philosophy about keeping an audience engaged is put best in his own words:

As I sit at my computer, or stand at the podium, I think of myself as sitting around the campfire after a day on the trail, telling stories that I hope will have the members of the audience, or the readers, leaning forward just a bit, wanting to know what happens next.

Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He was the Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans, and the founder of the National D-Day Museum. He was also a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History, a member of the board of directors for American Rivers, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council Board.

His talents have not gone unnoticed by the film industry. Dr. Ambrose was the historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's movie Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks purchased the film rights to his books Citizen Soldiers and Band of Brothers to make the 13-hour HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

He has also participated in numerous national television programs, including ones for the History Channel and National Geographic.

Table of Contents

Contents

Maps

Introduction and Acknowledgments

Prologue

PART ONE

The Battle for France

1 Expanding the Beachhead,

June 7-30, 1944

2 Hedgerow Fighting,

July 1-24, 1944

3 Breakout and Encirclement,

July 25-August 25, 1944

4 To the Siegfried Line,

August 26-September 30, 1944

5 The Siegfried Line,

October 1944

PART TWO

At the German Border

6 Metz and the Hurtgen Forest,

November 1-December 15, 1944

7 The Ardennes,

December 16-19, 1944

8 The Ardennes,

December 20-23, 1944

9 The Holiday Season,

December 24-31, 1944

PART THREE

Life in ETO

10 Night on the Line

11 Replacements and Reinforcements,

Fall 1944

12 The Air War

13 Medics, Nurses, and Doctors

14 Jerks, Sad Sacks, Profiteers, and Jim Crow

15 Prisoners of War

PART FOUR

Overrunning Germany

16 Winter War,

January 1945

17 Closing to the Rhine,

February 1-March 6, 1945

18 Crossing the Rhine,

March 7-31, 1945

19 Victory,

April 1-May 7, 1945

Epilogue: The GIs and Modern America

Afterword

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684848013
Introduction:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Normandy
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Soldiers - United States - History -
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
program 15
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp b/w photos; maps t/o
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.98 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on hundreds of interviews and oral histories, Ambrose recreates life on the front lines during one of the bloodiest periods of World War II: from D-Day to the surrender of Germany. "The most gripping account of the second World War that I have ever read".--Joseph Heller. of photos. Maps.
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