The Americans at Normandy: The Summer of 1944 — The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

The Americans at Normandy: The Summer of 1944 — The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

Genre: History
ASIN: 076531200X

"An American Iliad"—Stephen Coonts

"Required reading on a bitter battle that won't be—and never should be—forgotten."
—W.E.B. Griffin

"Awesome! A definitive account of a turning point in American and world history."
—Thomas Fleming

"Far more gripping than Saving Private Ryan. Comprehensively detailed . . . Utterly fascinating. McManus' style fits the slam-bang fighting that characterized one of the most crucial periods of the war, and he makes every battle—-and every soldier—-count as if it were the last round in the clip."
—Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom

"I thought I knew something about war and men at war until I read John C. McManus' deeply insightfiul book. I stand humbled by what I consider nothing less than a definitive work on a subject whose scope is simply so vast that no writer until now has put int in perspective and made it real."
—David Hagberg

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About the Book

In this succeeding volume to The Americans at D-Day, McManus does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers.

Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and “Lightning” Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country.

Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves.

About the Author
John C. McManus

John C. McManus earned a PhD in American and Military History from the University of Tennessee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society and was a Normandy Scholar. As a leading authority on the Normandy invasion, he holds a Cantigny First Division Museum Fellowship. He is currently a full professor of U.S. Military History at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he teaches a variety of courses, including one on World War II and another on the Modern American Combat Experience. He also serves as the official historian for the United States Army’s Seventh Infantry Regiment.

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