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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (984 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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From America’s preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed works about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers.

But it is, as always with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, who command his attention and his awe. The Victors tells their stories, how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives, from the high command—Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton—on down though officers and enlisted men, to recreate the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed Germany out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ambrose is a superb historian.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Ambrose's] skill at weaving his interviews into a good read is impressive.”

    New Yorker

  • “Fresh and riveting.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “A brief, readable, and necessary remembrance of a generation that met and overcome this century's greatest test.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “No historian writing today understands and empathizes with the World Ware II generation of Americans better than Stephen Ambrose...Reading this book will leave only a profound understanding of an undeniable truth.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • The Victors is an absolutely wonderful book...a compelling narrative of a time when the average American youth exhibited heroism and grace to save the world.”

    Wisconsin State Journal

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Matthew Cousins | 2/18/2014

    " starts as a short version of the Dday book, but then adds more details after June 6th 1944. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Bork | 2/18/2014

    " Made feel good to be an American. What they did in WWII was an amazing feat in the history of the world. We fought a major war, not to conquer, or defend our country, but to free conquered countries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chad Kerchner | 2/17/2014

    " Great historical documentary...though a bit repetitious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Cole | 2/10/2014

    " Another Ambrose classic! He provided much insight into the planning and execution of this incredible event. A 'must read' for any history buff. "

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