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The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D Day

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ISBN13: 9780671890919
ISBN10: 0671890913
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The unparalleled work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II — now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

Newly in print for the first time in years, this is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glow and tragedy, The Longest Day painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

For this new edition of The Longest Day, the original photographs used in the first 1959 edition have been reassembled and painstakingly reproduced, and the text has been freshly reset. Here is a book that is a must for any follower of history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

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THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY

The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-336) and index.

About the Author

Now deceased, Cornelius Ryan was among the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth U.S. air forces, and covering the D-Day landings and the advance of General Patton's Third Army across France and Germany. In addition to The Longest Day, he was the author of numerous books, major magazine pieces, and a variety of plays, screenplays, and TV and radio scripts. Ryan was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword: D Day, Tuesday, June 6, 1944

PART ONE

THE WAIT

PART TWO

THE NIGHT

PART THREE

THE DAY

A Note on Casualties

D-Day Veterans: What They Do Today

Acknowledgments

Bibliography

Index

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Jeffrey Bluhm, January 3, 2015 (view all comments by Jeffrey Bluhm)
The original date of publication for this book was 1959, but the story it tells is by no means dated. It is divided into three sections: preparations leading up to D-Day, events the night prior, and what transpired on the day of the invasion. It is unusual for a history of D-Day to contain no maps, but even a basic one of the beaches and areas inland will do, as this book is less interested in specifying the strategy and tactics of the combatants than recording D-Day through the stories of specific soldiers and civilians - mostly Allied, but with useful insight provided as well from the German perspective. Other sources can be sought to provide details about troop deployments - this novel focuses on personal accounts of arguably the most significant event of WWII. It should be part of any serious WWII collection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671890919
Author:
Ryan, Cornelius
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Normandy
Subject:
Normandy (france)
Subject:
Normandy (France) History.
Subject:
Operation Overlord.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
invasion of normandy, storming normandy, normandy beach, world war II history, allied invasion, wester allied forces, siege of normandy, d-day survivors, twenty-four hours of d-day, June 6 1944, Eisenhower, Rommel, paratroopers, saving private ryan
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 PPS B/W PHOTOS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 21.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY

The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDYandlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;The Longest Dayandlt;/iandgt; is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.
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