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Citizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945

Author: Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on hundreds of interviews and oral histories, Ambrose recreates life on the front lines during one of the bloodiest periods of World War II: From D-Day to the surrender of Germany. "The most gripping account of the second World War that I have ever read".--Joseph Heller. Photos, maps.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0684848015 9780684848013 0684815257 9780684815251
OCLC Number: 39920349
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
This edition includes an afterword.
Description: 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Battle for France: Expanding the Beachhead, June 7-30, 1944 --
Hedgerow fighting, July 1-24, 1944 --
Breakout and encirclement, July 25 --
August 25, 1944 --
To the Siegried line, August 26 --
September 30, 1944 --
The Siegfried line, October 1944 --
At the German border: Metz and the Hurtgen Forest, November 1 --
December 15, 1944 --
The Ardennes, December 16-19, 1944 --
The Ardennes, December 20-23, 1944 --
The holiday season, December 24-31, 1944 --
Night on the line --
Replacements and reinforcements, Fall 1944 --
The air war --
Medics, nurses, and doctors --
Jerks, sad sacks, profiteers, and Jim Crow --
Prisoners of war --
Overrunning Germany: Winter war, January 1945 --
Closing to the Rhine, February 1 --
March 6, 1945 --
Crossing the Rhine, March 7-31, 1945 --
Victory, April 1 --
May 7, 1945 --
Epilogue: GIs and modern America --
Afterword --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose.
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From the Number One bestselling author of BAND OF BROTHERS comes the story of the ordinary soldiers in Northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the triumphant end of the war.  Read more...

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