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The Americans at Normandy

The Summer of 1944-- the American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

1st ed.

Published by Forge in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers.Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph?Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth.Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [471]-479) and indexes.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.54/2142
Library of Congress
D761 .M328 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
496 p. :
Number of pages
496

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3307282M
Internet Archive
americansatnorma00mcma_0
ISBN 10
0765311992
ISBN 13
9780765311993
LC Control Number
2004052823
Library Thing
794481
Goodreads
4009428
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