Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy

Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy

by Edward E. Gordon, David Ramsay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633883192
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 461
Sales rank: 343,750
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Edward E. Gordon, Ph.D., is a professional historian, researcher, writer, and speaker. For a twenty-year period he taught history courses at DePaul University Chicago and also business subjects at Loyola University Chicago and Northwestern. Dr. Gordon is a member of the American Historical Association and was a participant in the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the Organization of American Historians. He is the author or co-author of 19 books and has written over 300 articles in journals and trade publications.

David Ramsay is the author of Lusitania Saga and Myth and 'Blinker' Hall, Spymaster: The Man Who Brought America into World War I. He has lectured and been interviewed for radio and television on Winston Churchill's career, the Gallipoli Campaign, the 1944 Normandy landings, and the story of the Lusitania. He is a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge in history and economics. His father, Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, was the naval commander-in-chief for the Normandy Invasion and had previously directed the Dunkirk evacuation. Admiral Ramsay had also been responsible for planning the invasion of North Africa and commanded the British task force for the invasion of Sicily.

Table of Contents

List of Charts and Maps 9

List of Photographs 11

Background and Acknowledgments 13

Introduction: Remembering D-Day in History and Memory 15

Chapter 1 Setting the Stage: Struggle over Opening the Second Front 19

Chapter 2 First Shots: Controversies over D-Day Planning 33

Chapter 3 "Who Will Command OVERLORD?" 43

Chapter 4 The OVERLORD Gamble 79

Chapter 5 Cracks in Fortress Europe 117

Chapter 6 The "Longest Day" Comes Up Short 137

Chapter 7 Who Was in Control? 165

Chapter 8 Breakout Blues 195

Chapter 9 Patton Unleashed 225

Chapter 10 Falaise Follies 245

Chapter 11 The Lost Victory 275

Chapter 12 The Antwerp/MARKET GARDEN Fiascos 299

Chapter 13 Crisis in Command 321

Notes 339

Index 391

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