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Sintesi dell'editore

June 6, 1944, was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war in Europe began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. That day ushered in a great change for the United States as well, because on D-day America began its march to the forefront of the Western world.

By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one out 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 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 buildup 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 "Lighting Joe" Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fought 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 firsthand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.

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.

©2013 John C. McManus (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Byron Sarchet
  • 15/01/2021

Great Book

Everyone should read this book. The most complete account of D Day I ever heard.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joseph Savickas
  • 27/10/2021

What a tragic day for American GI's

Had me on the edge of my seat! Our boys were so courageous on the day that began the end of the war.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Damery
  • 19/10/2021

amazing story about amazing people

Great job planning all the areas with pieces to an amazing time in history fought in one by amazing people.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/08/2021

A good general study

A good overall study of the US contribution on D Day. it's worth a listen.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • brendan j mackey
  • 16/06/2021

binge worthy

I learned so much about the service members who fought on D Day.
I'm going to listen to this book many more times

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew Wright
  • 28/04/2021

A Nice Little Read

A nice little read about various aspects of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. Some new first hand accounts and some you likely have heard or read about before.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Andrew byrd
  • 18/02/2021

Wow

This was amazing, it’s the personal stuff you don’t get from any other books about what really happened and the effect on everyone involved!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Just_Shoppin
  • 05/02/2021

You know the story, but not this detail.

This books tells multiple mini stories of the different aspects of D-Day. From Sailors to Paratroopers. Individual personal stories. The deaths, jokes, pain and lost buddies. I thought I would be bored but the book move fast and is much more interesting than expected.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Melinda
  • 12/01/2021

Graphic

The story really makes you see what these men dealt with, you can imagine yourself being there by the way it was written.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Donald F Miller
  • 01/12/2020

Good story. Poor narration.

Not quite what I expected, but overall the stories were interesting. The narration was very annoying at times, his pronunciation of "S" was harsh and the mispronounced French names were horrible.