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

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Read by Cotter Smith

6.00 Hours 11/01/1997 Abridged
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Citizen Soldiers opens on June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends on May 7, 1945. From the high command (including Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton) on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there. He recreates the experiences of the individuals who fought the battles, the women who served, and the Germans who fought against us.Ambrose reveals the learning process of a great army -- how to cross rivers, how to fight in snow or hedgerows, how to fight in cities, how to coordinate air and ground campaigns, how to fight in winter and on the defensive, how citizens become soldiers in the best army in the world -- all from the point of view of the men.A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater Of Operations, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy.

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Summary

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A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Citizen Soldiers opens on June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends on May 7, 1945. From the high command (including Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton) on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there. He recreates the experiences of the individuals who fought the battles, the women who served, and the Germans who fought against us.
Ambrose reveals the learning process of a great army -- how to cross rivers, how to fight in snow or hedgerows, how to fight in cities, how to coordinate air and ground campaigns, how to fight in winter and on the defensive, how citizens become soldiers in the best army in the world -- all from the point of view of the men.
A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater Of Operations, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Citizen Soldiers is an unforgettable testament to the World War II.”  New York Times
“History boldly told and elegantly written…Gripping. Wall Street Journal 
“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
“Ambrose offers a stirring portrayal of the terror and courage experienced by men at war.”  Kirkus Reviews

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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: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English