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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy Hardcover – 28 May 2009

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  • Hardcover: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition reprint edition (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067088703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670887033
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get in this generation. Nobody knows better than Beevor how to translate the dry stuff of military history into human drama of the most vivid and moving kind' -- Max Hastings, Sunday Times --Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'A brilliantly co-ordinated and almost overwhelmingly upsetting history. Beevor is singularly expert at homing in on those telltale human details that reveal just what it would have been like to be in Normandy in the summer of 1944' -- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday -- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

'No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail' -- Christopher Silvester --Christopher Silvester, Daily Express

'Beevor's previous books led us to expect something special from D-Day, and he does not disappoint. Beevor has a particularly keen eye for the apercu or quotation that brings an experience - very often a gory one - to life' -- Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph --Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph

'Compulsive. Beevor tells it all with the soldier's eye for what matters on the ground as much as with the historian's for the broader understanding of events' -- Allan Mallinson, The Times
--Allan Mallinson, The Times

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Antony Beevor's D-Day: The Battle for Normandy is the closest you will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise and the fear.

The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side.

'Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there. . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement' Giles Foden, Guardian

'No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail' Christopher Silvester, Daily Express

Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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