Utah Beach

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"Balkoski is in top form in this groundbreaking analysis of the other half of America's D-Day."--Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel

Although the assault on Utah Beach ultimately became one of the most successful military operations of World War II, its outcome was anything but certain. Not only was Utah the most isolated of the five D-Day beaches, but the airborne assault was of unprecedented size and complexity. Despite the perils, American troops confidently ...

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Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944

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Overview

"Balkoski is in top form in this groundbreaking analysis of the other half of America's D-Day."--Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel

Although the assault on Utah Beach ultimately became one of the most successful military operations of World War II, its outcome was anything but certain. Not only was Utah the most isolated of the five D-Day beaches, but the airborne assault was of unprecedented size and complexity. Despite the perils, American troops confidently cascaded into that far corner of Normandy and contributed decisively to the Allied triumph on D-Day. With verve and authority, Balkoski describes how that victory was won.

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Editorial Reviews

Parameters, Summer 2006 - Col. James R. Oman
"[Balkoski] provides a convincing, thoughtfully crafted narrative buttressed by facts and statistics that unequivocally recasts how one views both Utah Beach and the associated airborne operations."
Stone & Stone Second World War Books - Bill Stone
"Joe Balkoski has just written the finest book about Utah Beach."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811733779
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/10/2006
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 399,663
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Balkoski is Command Historian of the Maryland National Guard. He has appeared as a D-Day expert on MSNBC, and his work has been praised by Joe Scarborough, the New York Post, the Washington Times, World War II magazine, and others. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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