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									Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
An historian whose books prompted America to regard its war veterans with newfound reverence, Stephen E. Ambrose was as prolific as he was passionate about his country. His bestsellers chronicled our nation’s critical battles and achievements, from his seminal war works D-Day and Band of Brothers to his fitting last love letter To America.

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Name:
Stephen E. Ambrose
Date of Birth:
January 10, 1936
Place of Birth:
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Date of Death:
October 13, 2002
Place of Death:
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1958; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963
Awards:
Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal; National Humanities Medal





Ambrose's Last Work

Selected Works

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								To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian, Author: 
								Stephen E. Ambrose.

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Paying homage to the country he so loved, Ambrose -- who passed away at 66 right before this, his most recent work, was to be published -- reflects on his career, and what it is about America that makes it great.

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								D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Author: 
								Stephen E. Ambrose.
*  D-Day, June 6, 1944 (1994)
*  Undaunted Courage (1996)
*  Citizen Soldiers (1997)
*  Nothing Like It in the World  (2000)
*  To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian (2002)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, Author: 
								Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Begun as a side project to Ambrose's book about D-Day, Band of Brothers now ranks among the classic works of military history. This account of an elite parachute infantry company weaves letters, journals and interview excerpts into a gritty, detailed portait of life in the foxholes of WWII Europe.

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Fans of Ambrose

When talking to Barnes & Noble.com about their favorite authors, fellow writers David Baldacci, Tony Hillerman, and Orson Scott card all mentioned Ambrose. As Card put it, “without biographers and historians, my fiction writing would be impossible.”

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Presidential Profiles

Ambrose Pick

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								Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, Vol. 1, Author: 
								Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, Vol. 1
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Before D-Day hit the bestseller lists in 1994, Ambrose was best known for his meticulous, multi-volume biographies of presidents Richard M. Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower. "With Nixon and Eisenhower I was just wedded to the documents,” he told the New York Times. “It was a total marriage."

*Nixon: The Truimph of a Politician, 1962-1972  by Stephen E. Ambrose
*Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990  by Stephen E. Ambrose
*Eisenhower: Soldier and President  by Stephen E. Ambrose
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								Journals of Lewis and Clark, Author: 
								Bernard  De Voto (Editor), Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Journals of Lewis and Clark
by Bernard De Voto (Editor), Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
In an interview with PBS to discuss Undaunted Courage, his book on the Lewis & Clark expedition, Ambrose praised The Journals of Lewis and Clark as highly recommended reading, calling the work “our Odyssey" and "our greatest national literary treasure.”

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