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by John C. McManus

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion download ebook
ISBN:
076530743X
ISBN13:
978-0765307439
Author:
John C. McManus
Publisher:
Forge Books; First Edition edition (June 1, 2004)
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400 pages
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1543 kb
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The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion. In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself.

McManus has published eleven books on numerous American military history topics, including: the Allied invasion of.The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion, New York: Forge (2005).

McManus has published eleven books on numerous American military history topics, including: the Allied invasion of Normandy, American infantry soldiers, and the 7th Infantry Regiment. Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne, Hoboken, .

The Americans at D-Day book. This one deals with the Allied planning and preparation of D Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Jun 06, 2014 Inknscroll rated it it was amazing.

Two generations later, Americans still find lessons and inspiration in the Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944. Their experience is the focus for historian John McManus in The Americans at D-Day. In ways not imagined by its participants, D-Day has become a part of mainstream culture through such productions as The Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan, and Band of Brothers. He draws frequently from memoirs, letters, diaries, and other firsthand materials from participants ranging from General Dwight Eisenhower to dozens of foot soldiers.

Americans at D-Day : The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion. McManus examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself.

Vividly portrays the brutality of the conflict. McManus has written an epic, an American Illiad. Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be--and never should be--forgotten. Far more gripping than Saving Private Ryan. Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Americans at Normandy. The Americans at Normandy. by. McManus, John C. Publication date. Army - History - World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - France. World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - France - Normandy. World War, 1939-1945 - United States.

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 "Lightning" Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. 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.

June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. The day ushered in a great change for the United States as well becuse, on D-Day, America began its march to the forefront of the Western world.By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one of every two soldiers involved was an American, and without American weapons, supplies, and leadership, the outcome of the invasion and ensuing battle could have been very different.In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fouhgt so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.In The Americans at D-Day, a gripping narrative history reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, McManus takes readers into the minds of American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth.Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive.
Reviews:
  • Avarm
Very nice written account of the american efforts on D-day.
It’s very logical and follows the timeline of D-day.
It’s written in a vivid way, and the writter makes use of various sources, of which oral testimonies of GI’s.
This makes it, like your almost in this gruesome fight.
I can’t wait to read the following work!
  • Nahelm
I have never read a better description of the invasion. I can only hope the next volume by McManus continues the excellence of this book. More maps and bigger maps would have been nice.
  • Jwalextell
another excellent account of WWII events by John McManus. technical detail but still reads like a novel
  • Slowly writer
John McManus is an excellent, thoroughly readable historian and author.
  • 6snake6
great read for d-dayers
  • Uanabimo
Great insight to the invasion
  • Hurus
Very interesting accounts of D-DAY. I enjoyed this very much-like the way the author writes on this account-puts the reader in the battle scenes with personal attachment-can not put this book down once I started to read it. Very good- highly recomend this to all interested in WW II history at Normandy and D-DAY.
A GI level view of all aspects of the Americans at Normandy. McManus does an outstanding job providing a detailed view of all of Normandy.