Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose audiobook

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

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Read by George K. Wilson

Simon & Schuster Audio
21.58 Hours Unabridged
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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, 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. In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction

New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, 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.

In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Citizen Soldiers is just about the most gripping account of the second World War that I have ever read.”  Joseph Heller 
“Stephen Ambrose has again demonstrated his absolute mastery of military history. His brilliant narrative puts you on the field of battle as you listen to the brave American citizen soldiers who defeated fascism and freed a continent. An extraordinary book and worthy companion to D-Day.”  Colin Powell
Citizen Soldier is an unforgettable testament to the World War II generation.”  New York Times 
“These events have all been well documented, but in Ambrose’s capable hands, the bloody and dramatic battles fought in northwest Europe in 1944–45 come alive as never before.”  New York Times Book Review 
“History boldly told and elegantly written....Gripping.” Wall Street Journal
Citizen Soldiers [is] a high point in Ambrose’s long fascination with the nature of leaders and followers.”  Time 
“Ambrose proves once again he is a master historian…The book captures the bizarre contradictions, random kindness and unexpectedly comic moments of the push to Berlin as memorably as a great war novel.”  People 
“Ambrose’s arsenal is imposing and effective; his pen is a machine gun: detached, hot, and devastating.”   Ken Burns 
“Ambrose’s Citizen Soldiers is his best book ever, the culmination of a career largely spent immersed in the details of Ike’s war.”  Detroit Free Press 
“Highly recommended for fans of Ambrose, as well as all readers interested in understanding the life of a 1940s army grunt.”  Amazon.com (editorial review)
“Stephen Ambrose proves again that history need not be boring or impersonal…George Wilson brings a touch of personality to his narration while respecting Ambrose’s journalistic style.” AudioFile
“With remarkable immediacy and clarity, as though he had trained a telescopic lens on the battlefields, Ambrose offers a stirring portrayal of the terror and courage experienced by men at war.”  Kirkus Reviews 
“Writing about the personal level of combat is Ambrose’s forte and has contributed to his reputation as a celebrated military historian…Ambrose solidly coheres disparate facts into a fully faceted story.”   Booklist
“This well-written oral history would also make an excellent general text. Highly recommended.”  Library Journal

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Author Bio: Stephen E. Ambrose

Author Bio: Stephen E. Ambrose

Stephen E. Ambrose (1936–2002) was the author of Citizen Soldiers, Undaunted Courage, and D-Day, as well as biographies of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. He also founded the Eisenhower Center and was president of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. His book, Band of Brothers, was the basis for the HBO miniseries.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 21.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English