Carlo D'Este, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of the acclaimed biographies Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life, among other books on World War II. He lives in Massachusetts.
Decision in Normandyby Carlo D'Este
The battle for Normandy was the most complex and daring military operation in the history of modern Warfare. Two years of intense, detailed planning reached its successful conclusion when the Allied forces took the beaches on D-Day. But the seventy-six-day campaign that followed, the Allies' crucial bid for a toehold in western Europe, was one of the bloodiest of the war, and its true story has been concealed in myth.
Step-by-step the reader is taken through the Normandy campaign from the earliest days after Dunkirk when Churchill first considered the idea of a cross-Channel invasion of France, to the Key battles that determined that outcome, with maps explaining clearly the strategy and logistics of each battle.
This is military history at its most dramatic, with a cast of characters that includes Montgomery, Rommel, Patton, Bradley, and Eisenhower. Decision in Normandy is destined to become the definitive account of a campaign Rommel described as "a terrible blood-letting" and whose outcome became the decisive turning point for the Allied victory.
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