D-Day by Rick Atkinson audiobook

D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 [The Young Readers Adaptation]

By Rick Atkinson
Read by Jason Culp

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781627791113
3.73 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427251367

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike! This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike!

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A magnificent book . . . Though the story may seem familiar, I found surprising detail on every page . . . Atkinson's account of D-Day is both masterly and lyrical . . . [He] is an absolute master of his material. Max Hastings, The Wall Street Journal
A tapestry of fabulous richness and complexity . . . Atkinson is a master of what might be called ‘pointillism history,' assembling the small dots of pure color into a vivid, tumbling narrative. . . . The Liberation Trilogy is a monumental achievement . . . densely researched but supremely readable. The New York Times Book Review
Breathtaking, unforgettable . . . Atkinson provides us with especially poignant descriptions in a blaze of writing and research that matches the drama and significance of the moment, all without peer in modern history . . . This volume is a literary triumph worthy of the military triumph it explores and explains. The Boston Globe
This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II's pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion . . . A grand and significant tale told with dash and authority. Kirkus Reviews
This fine adaptation of Atkinson's adult The Guns at Last Light is a readable, and even suspenseful, account of the final preparations for and successful execution of the D-Day invasion. School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Jason Culp helps focus the drama with his authoritative narration. School Library Journal
Adapted from Atkinson's adult history of the latter part of WWII, The Guns at Last Light (2013), this is a brisk, busy, gutsy look at modern warfare's most famous offensive. Booklist
“This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II’s pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion…A grand and significant tale told with dash and authority.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Rick Atkinson

Author Bio: Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson, a former staff writer and senior editor at the Washington Post, is the highly acclaimed author of several books of military history. An Army at Dawn won the Pulitzer Prize for History, and The Guns at Last Light was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Among his many accolades and awards are the George Polk Award, the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize, the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award, the Axel Springer Prize, and the Henry Adams Prize, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English