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Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    Insightful

    I really enjoyed reading the book. My parent's generation is just the best. They were so tuned to the true values of living life. I remember when Reagan gave the speech at Point Du Hoc, but I was not totally up to speed on the circumstances of the battle. Boy, put the speech and circumstances together and it makes for a dynamite read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2006

    Disappointing

    Not enough in this book about the D-Day invasion and the exploits of the U.S. Army Rangers during and after June 6, 1944. Quick start and then it went flat for me. I lost interest with all the details about the writing of Reagan's speeches for the June 1984 anniversaries at Normandy. I was expecting more Ambrose style writing but it just never materialized.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2006

    It was ok

    I was hoping for a little more detail on the rangers. The author wrote a little too much about the speech writers for Regan and not enough about the men who climbed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. I'll stick to Stephen Ambrose books for WWII soldier stories. The authors book RISE TO GLOBALISM is excellent, maybe the title was just misleading on this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    I believe that those giving this book a poor review are not payi

    I believe that those giving this book a poor review are not paying that much attention to the title.  If they would have, they wouldn't have been disappointed.  It's pretty apparent to me that the speech was going to take center role.  The title is from the speech.  The first thing mentioned in the subtitle is Ronald Reagan.  So yes, pay attention to the title and you will not be disappointed.  It tells us the story  of D-Day as a set-up for the speech.  It only touches on what occurred..  This brief book nails it.  

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    To "Anonymous"/"Don't Buy this book", I read

    To "Anonymous"/"Don't Buy this book", I read a book called FIRST MEN IN by Ed Ruggero and is about the 82nd AB dropping into Sicily. One of the participants of the drop read THE LONGEST DAY and told Mr. Ryan that the incident that Ryan wrote about didn't happen that way. Ryan told him that it made for a better story. I will not ever read a Cornelius Ryan book. It's been a few years since I read the Ruggero book, but I believe that it was a footnote that Ruggero mentioned this. BTW, Reagan was a 2 term governor of California and the President of the Screen Actors Guild and was a Democrat until he was disgusted by his fellow actors and their Communist leanings. Look up some of his speeches from the early 60's. he wasn't just an actor. Had to give one star because I haven't read it...yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Don't buy this book

    As the other reviewers stated, Mr. Brinkley spends too little time on the D-Day invasion and too much about Reagan. And the fact the Mr. Brinkley flatly disparages Cornelius Ryan for his book The Longest Day is totally unacceptable. Mr. Ryan wrote historically accurate books with detail and vision. Mr. Brinkley's book is muddled, out of sequence and too concerned with a President that had no role in WWII.

    If you want to learn more about June 6, 1944, look for other better written books that write about the day, not about an actor President.

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