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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