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Ambrose, Stephen E.

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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 5,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though primarily a biography of Meriwether Lewis, this book also provides fascinating sketches of Thomas Jefferson, William Clark, Sacagawea, & other contemporaries. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis was the perfect choice. He endured incredible hardships and saw incredible sights, including vast herds of buffalo and Indian tribes that had had no previous contact with white men. He and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a colorful and realistic backdrop for the expedition. Lewis saw the North American continent before any other white man; Ambrose describes in detail native peoples, weather, landscape, science, everything the expedition encountered along the way, through Lewis's eyes. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson's. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. This is a book about a hero. This is a book about national unity. But it is also a tragedy. When Lewis returned to Washington in the fall of 1806, he was a national hero. But for Lewis, the expedition was a failure. Jefferson had hoped to find an all-water route to the Pacific with a short hop over the Rockies-Lewis discovered there was no such passage. Jefferson hoped the Louisiana Purchase would provide endless land to support farming-but Lewis discovered that the Great Plains were too dry. Jefferson hoped there was a river flowing from Canada into the Missouri-but Lewis reported there was no such river, and thus no U.S. claim to the Canadian prairie. Lewis discovered the Plains Indians were hostile and would block settlement and trade up the Missouri. Lewis took to drink, engaged in land speculation, piled up debts he could not pay, made jealous political enemies, and suffered severe depression. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel
Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

90 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 5,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ardennes -- Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable group. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments. They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them. This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal -- it was a badge of office
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944, had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. The true story of D-Day, as Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers - junior officers and enlisted men - taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall when they realized that nothing was as they had been told it would be. This is a brilliant telling of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches, based on information only now available, from American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, from government and private archives, from never before utilized sources on the home front, gathered and analyzed by the author, who has made D-Day his life work. Ambrose's first interview was with General Eisenhower in 1964, his last with paratroopers from the 101st Airborne in 1993. Called the premier American narrative and military historian, Ambrose explains the most important day of the twentieth century. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France to launch the invasion. It ends at midnight, June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, this is the story of individuals rather than units. It moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a British private, from Field Marshal Rommel to a German sergeant. Ambrose covers the politics of D-Day, from Churchill's resistance to the operation to Stalin's impatience and Roosevelt's concern. On the other side were Hitler's command structure, German policy, and the plot against the Fuhrer. This is the epic victory of democracy in winner-take-all combat. When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the Boy Scouts. Ambrose shows how wrong he was
Citizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes maps indicating the Normandy Beachhead expansion, July 1-24, 1944; the pursuit to the Siegfried Line, Aug. 26-Sept. 14, 1944; the Ardennes Campaign, Dec. 16-25, 1944, Dec. 26, 1944-Jan. 16 1945, and Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 1945; the Battle of the Rhineland, Feb.8-Mar. 28, 1945; and the drive to the Elbe, Apr. 4-May 7, 1945
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad-the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads, against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the brave men, the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation
Nixon by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

76 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume three of Nixon's biography. Shows Nixon's struggle to save himself from political oblivion, and provides a portrait of the older Nixon in San Clemente
The wild blue : the men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 4,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes references to George McGovern, who became a United States senator and a presidential candidate. He flew thirty-five missions (all the Army would allow) and received the Distinguished Flying Cross
Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

111 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this eighth revised edition of "Rise to Globalism" now in paperback offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present. Ambrose also wrote bestsellers "Undaunted Courage" and "D-Day."
The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 3,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 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 books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers. The Victors includes stories of individual battles, raids, acts of courage and suffering from Pegasus Bridge, an account of the first engagement of D-Day, when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion; and from Band of Brothers, an account of an American rifle company from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought, died, and conquered, from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Germany. As always with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, 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 through officers and enlisted men--to re-create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime
Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2. The President. A portrait of the man, both decent and complex, who is increasingly regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest Presidents. "Volume two of Ambrose's biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, this one covering his years as President of the United States. A chronological account of Ike's endeavors, successes, and many frustrations during the 1950s and 1960s"--Amazon.com
Crazy Horse and Custer : the parallel lives of two American warriors by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 2,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of these two men: parallel lives that paved the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations -- one red, one white -- fighting for possession of the open prairie
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
The Supreme Commander : the war years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genereal Dwight D Eisenhower, the story of Ike in his finest hours as the Allies top strategist in WWII
The good fight : how World War II was won by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary chronicle of World War II for young readers
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays by Robert Cowley( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently
Comrades : brothers, fathers, heroes, sons, pals by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores male friendships, including those between brothers, fathers and sons, soldiers and more
Pegasus Bridge : June 6, 1944 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an account of the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II
Americans at war by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of American warfare from the Civil War through Vietnam and the Cold War, looking at the experiences of both leaders and the led and how American democracy defines itself through these conflicts
Ike's spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the transformation of the wartime Office of Strategic Services into the Central Intelligence Agency and the growth of America's intelligence community
War comes again : comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War II by G. S Boritt( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* The first direct comparison of America's participation in its two most significant wars - the Civil War and World War II; A group of prominent historians provide an illuminating comparison of the two wars in a number of central areas
 
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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Alternative Names
Ambrose, Stephen.

Ambrose Stephen 1936-2002

Ambrose, Stephen E.

Ambrose, Stephen E., 1936-

Ambrose, Stephen Edward

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Амброз, Стивен 1936-2002

אמברוז, סטיבן

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אמברוז, סטפן א

ستيفن أمبروز

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암브로스, 스티븐 E. 1936-

앰브로스, 스테판 1936-

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Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's NestD-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War IICitizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869NixonThe wild blue : the men and boys who flew the B-24s over GermanyRise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II