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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlo D’Este Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Field Marshal Montgomery’s battle plan for Normandy, following the D-day landings on June 6, 1944, resulted in one of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War. Carlo D’Este’s acclaimed book gives the fullest possible account of the conception and execution of Montgomery’s plan, with all its problems and complexities. It brings to light information from diaries, papers, and letters that were not available in Montgomery’s lifetime and draws on interviews with senior officers who were involved in the campaign and have refrained from speaking out until now.

This is military history at its most dramatic and destined to become the definitive account of the Normandy campaign.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb…An extraordinarily careful and provocative study of the Normandy campaign.”

    Max Hastings, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The best-researched, best-written account [of the Normandy campaign] I have ever read.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A fresh perspective on the leadership of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and the Allied landings after D-day.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In an audiobook as complex and detailed as this examination of the planning and execution of the D-Day invasion, it’s vital that the narrator be clear and carry the narrative along smoothly. Tom Weiner does a solid job. His diction is crisp, befitting a book on military history but not so martial that it sounds affected. For direct quotes, he changes the tone of his voice slightly, as well as his pacing, so it’s easier for the listener to differentiate the author and his sources.”

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  • “Again and again [D’Este] reveals new facets of familiar subjects—in part from his own dual American army and British academic background; in party by querying everyone and everything.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Jacobs | 6/13/2013

    " Very well researched and even-handed work on the Allied Plan and Action (and how they differed, despite Montgomery's assertions) during the battle of Normandy, from the pre landing to the aftermath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 12/22/2012

    " Great book on the Battle of Normandy. Great details and covered all the main facts. Was very neutral on subjects such as the Falaise pocket. Gave all point of views and let the reader decide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scott | 10/21/2012

    " Thouroughly researched book focused on the interpersonal disagreements between the leadership elements of the Supreme Alled Command during the Normandy invasion of WWII. An excellent description of the complexities of war in this battle. "

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About the Author

Carlo D’Este, an American military historian and biographer, is the author of several books, primarily on World War II. In 2011 he received the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He served as an officer in the US Army and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with oak-leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. He retired from the US Army in 1978 with the rank of lieutenant colonel to write full time. Among his books are Bitter Victory; Warlord: A Life of Churchill at War, 1874–1945; Patton: A Genius for War; World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942–1945; and Eisenhower: Allied Supreme Commander.