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The longest day : A bridge too far ; other World War II writings

Author: Cornelius Ryan; Rick Atkinson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America , [2019] ©2019
Series: Library of America, 318.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelius Ryan; Rick Atkinson
ISBN: 9781598536119 1598536117
OCLC Number: 1098186955
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xxvi, 974 pages, 88 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction by Rick Atkinson --
The longest day: June 6, 1944 --
A bridge too far --
Other World War II writings. Selected dispatches for The Daily Telegraph, 1944-45 ; The major of St. Lô (1957) ; The longest day (1965) ; Untold stories from The longest day (1974) ; To William Buckley, November 19, 1957 ; To Peter Schwed, February 24, 1959 ; Sample response to questionnaire for The longest day: William Rhinehart Washington (c. 1958) ; Sample response to questionnaire for A bridge too far: J.T. Richards (c.1967).
Series Title: Library of America, 318.
Responsibility: Cornelius Ryan ; Rick Atkinson, editor.

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The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders -- Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

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