D-Day by Antony Beevor audiobook

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

By Antony Beevor
Read by Cameron Stewart

Penguin Audio 9780143144915
19.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781101145715

"Glorious, horrifying...D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."—Time Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books  Renowned historian Antony Beevor, the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2009 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

"Glorious, horrifying...D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."—Time

Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge
 is now available from Viking Books 

Renowned historian Antony Beevor, the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

His account of atrocities on both sides, of errors committed and of surpassing bravery makes for excellent - though often blood-soaked - reading. Beevor gets better with each book. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Beevor has written an in-depth campaign history...that should be read by beginners and experts alike. Library Journal
Beevor excels in recounting, from interviews with veterans and from the testimony of soldiers' letters and reports, just what a bloody campaign the invasion was... Beevor is especially gripping in his account of the U.S. 120th Infantry... Beevor is to be commended for emphasizing a troubling theme: the inferiority of much Allied equipment. The Wall Street Journal
Where the book really scores is in its eye for the operational detail and its vivid reconstructions of the experience of battle, as unavoidable courage mixes with arbitrary tragedy. Lawrence Freedman, Foreign Affairs
A dramatic, important, and instructive story, and Beevor tells it surpassingly well. The Washington Post 
Absorbing... The reader finished this accessible history with the sense he has had a 360-degree look at Operation Overlord and its multinational cast... Terrifing reading. USA Today

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Author Bio: Antony Beevor

Author Bio: Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor is an English military historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He is a former officer with the 11th Hussars and served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission. He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and the twentieth century in general, winning numerous awards and accolades, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Wolfson Prize for History. He is the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Military Writing of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award. His work The Battle of Normandy was a New York Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English