Citizen Soldiers

Citizen Soldiers

The U.S. Army From the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945

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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II.

In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war. From the high command down to the ordinary soldier, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1998
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780684848013
0684848015
Characteristics: 528 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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Jun 21, 2017

Stephan Ambrose is probably my favorite writer of WW2 books as well as American history.

I never get disappointed in reading his and this book is the start of the front line forces landing at Normandy and beyond. Just like the movie Band series Band of brothers.

Great read.

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Dec 29, 2009

history from the viewpoint of those who were there, good way to understand why war is hell and also sometimes funny

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