Review: D-DAY by Stephen E. Ambrose

Carol from Magistra Mater read Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day:  June 6, 1944:  The Climactic Battle of World War II for the challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from her review:

It seems overkill to write 600 pages to describe one twenty-four hour day unless that day is as momentous as D-Day.  Stephen E. Ambrose begins with the Nazis defenders, wheels his way around the beaches of Normandy, expands his viewpoint to the world watching, and ultimately offers an encyclopedic scope of one of the key battles of WWII.  It takes an historian and writer as skilled as Ambrose to seamlessly weave a narrative from hundreds of individual oral histories.

Read the entire review here.

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  1. This is an excellent book. I listened to the audio version a few years ago (unfortunately, it was the abridged version …) and thought it was amazing.

  2. I haven’t read this book, but its one I would like to tackle next time we do WWII!

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