History Book Club: D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen Ambrose

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Date & Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Milton Branch Library
Meeting Room A/B
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
Description: D-Day: June 6, 1944 The Climatic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Stephen E. Ambroses D-Day is the definitive history of World War IIs most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history.

D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determinationwhat Eisenhower called the fury of an aroused democracythat shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be.

The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant.

Ambroses D-Day is the finest account of one of our historys most important days.

Copies will be available at the Circulation/Reference Desk. New members are always welcome.
More Information: E-mail: LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-613-4402
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

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