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D-Day Antony Beevor

D-Day By Antony Beevor

D-Day by Antony Beevor


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Summary

The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. This book offers an account of the battle of Normandy.

D-Day Summary

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation but the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Making use of overlooked and new material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin, Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.

D-Day Reviews

Stalingrad is an extraordinary achievement which transcends its genre -- Vitali Vitaliev * Daily Telegraph on Stalingrad *
Stalingrad was, I thought, as good as it gets. But Berlin is even better. If you ever needed reminding why war is something we should move heaven and earth to avoid, this will do it -- Jeremy Paxman * Guardian on Berlin *
Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history -- David Edgar * Guardian *
His singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history, whose giants include Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
The style contributes to the account itself, a masterful mixture of narrative finesse and scrupulousness towards the facts. In both categories we are witnessing an author at the height of his art -- Thomas Kielinger * Die Welt *
Seule passion dans sa demarche: celle de la verite -- Eric Roussel in * Le Figaro *
A British historian of great distinction and range, who . . . demonstrates his mastery of his sources -- Gordon Craig, Review of Books * New York *
Antony Beevor is a contemporary Tolstoy who, with his books on history, is creating a literary masterpiece which will stand the test of time. . . [he] proves that history today is one of literature's most vital branches * Dagens Nyheter *
Superb. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative technique of a novelist. A tour de force -- Orlando Figes * Sunday Telegraph on Stalingrad *
As readable and as captivating as a Tolstoyan epic drama of the scope of War and Peace. Revealing, profound and thoroughly unputdownable, Stalingrad is an extraordinary achievement which transcends its genre -- Vitali Vitaliev * Daily Telegraph on Stalingrad *
This superb work of narrative history (all of human despair, and also of heroism is there) chilled the marrow of my bones -- Antonia Fraser * Sunday Times on Stalingrad *
Beevor tells the savage, gripping story of the fall of the city with brilliance and a humane attention to the impact of an epic battle on fragile, individual lives -- Helen Dunmore * The Times on Berlin *
Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history -- David Edgar * Guardian *
His singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history, whose giants include Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
The style contributes to the account itself, a masterful mixture of narrative finesse and scrupulousness towards the facts. In both categories we are witnessing an author at the height of his art -- Thomas Kielinger * Die Welt *
Seule passion dans sa demarche: celle de la verite -- Eric Roussel in * Le Figaro *
A British historian of great distinction and range, who . . . demonstrates his mastery of his sources -- Gordon Craig, Review of Books * New York *
Antony Beevor is a contemporary Tolstoy who, with his books on history, is creating a literary masterpiece which will stand the test of time. . . [he] proves that history today is one of literature's most vital branches * Dagens Nyheter *
Superb. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative technique of a novelist. A tour de force -- Orlando Figes * Sunday Telegraph on Stalingrad *
As readable and as captivating as a Tolstoyan epic drama of the scope of War and Peace. Revealing, profound and thoroughly unputdownable, Stalingrad is an extraordinary achievement which transcends its genre -- Vitali Vitaliev * Daily Telegraph on Stalingrad *
This superb work of narrative history (all of human despair, and also of heroism is there) chilled the marrow of my bones -- Antonia Fraser * Sunday Times on Stalingrad *
Stalingrad was, I thought, as good as it gets. But Berlin is even better. If you ever needed reminding why war is something we should move heaven and earth to avoid, this will do it -- Jeremy Paxman * Guardian on Berlin *
Beevor tells the savage, gripping story of the fall of the city with brilliance and a humane attention to the impact of an epic battle on fragile, individual lives -- Helen Dunmore * The Times on Berlin *

About Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), Berlin: The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), The Second World War, and Ardennes 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist). The number one bestselling historian in Britain, Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-two languages and have sold just over seven million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.

Additional information

GOR001221130
9780670887033
067088703X
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20090528
632
Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010
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