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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Cotter Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Citizen Soldiers opens on June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends on May 7, 1945. From the high command on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there. He recreates the experiences of the individuals who fought the battles, the women who served, and the Germans who fought against us.

Ambrose reveals the learning process of a great army -- how to cross rivers, how to fight in snow or hedgerows, how to fight in cities, how to coordinate air and ground campaigns, how to fight in winter and on the defensive, how citizens become soldiers in the best army in the world.

A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Citizen Soldiers is an unforgettable testament to the World War II.” 

    New York Times

  • “History boldly told and elegantly written…Gripping.

    Wall Street Journal 

  • “Highly recommended for fans of Ambrose, as well as all readers interested in understanding the life of a 1940s army grunt.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Ambrose offers a stirring portrayal of the terror and courage experienced by men at war.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barry | 2/16/2014

    " What a read! Explores the Great war from the point of view of the grunt,not just Generals but a focus on the men in the field. My Dad was one of those guys- and I never really was able to capture the deprivations he endured before Steve Ambrose gave the stories wings. What a compelling series of narratives- and the comparisons to other historic events- like why this was worse on the grunts than the Civil war, or Napoleon's retreat from Russia were totally unexpected. If your family was connected to WW2- like its possible they weren't- read this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bob | 2/7/2014

    " I have read almost everything Stephen Ambrose wrote and this is as good as any of his other books. His mix of stories told by average soldiers with an overall view of the war made the book quick reading and thoroughly enjoyable, but I always expect that from Ambrose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason Reeser | 2/7/2014

    " I really could not put this down. Great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erik | 1/27/2014

    " I like this book, but not as much as Band of Brothers. "

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