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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Stephen E. Ambrose Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought.
They were soldiers of democracy.
They were the men of D-Day.

When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the youngsters brought up in the Boy Scouts. Now, in this magnificent retelling of the war's most climactic battle, acclaimed Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose tells how wrong Hitler was.
Drawing on hundreds of oral histories as well as never-before-available information from around the world, Ambrose tells the true story of how the Allies broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall, revealing that the intricate plan for the invasion had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history -- from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day.
From high-level politics to hand-to-hand combat, from winner-take-all strategy to survival under fire, here is history more gripping than any thriller -- the epic story of democracy's victory over totalitarianism. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • D-Day is mostly about people, but goes even further in evoking the horror, the endurance, the daring and indeed, the human failings at Omaha Beach…Outstanding.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Reading this history, you can understand why for so many of its participants, despite all the death surrounding them, life revealed itself in that moment at that place.” 

    New York Times

  • “Historians and public alike should be profoundly grateful to Ambrose…for assembling this comprehensive and permanent record that will be forever a resource for remembering Normandy.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Packed with drama and information, never losing sight of the horrors of combat, Ambrose’s D-Day is the best book yet on what many historians consider to be the most important day of the twentieth century.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob Roy | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent book on D-Day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Bluerock | 2/18/2014

    " Though I enjoyed reading about many of the individual accounts of D-Day in this book, I didn't like the way Ambrose pieced them together. It just kept going and going.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hari | 2/14/2014

    " fantastic book for the most part. It offers a fascinating look at the individuals that took part in the battle...towards the end, it gets a little repetitive, but overall offers some great insights into the personalities that shaped D-Day "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nate Vrchota | 2/6/2014

    " its was about all the details of the D Day ivasion "

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