The Longest Day
THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that... show more
THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDY The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany. This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.
Publish date: 1994-05-01
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, 20th Century
, American History
, World War II
, Military History
So you know when you review m/m books there are times when you just want to do a one word review, right? Well, this is not so much of the review either, because the word "fantastic" pretty much reflects what I think about this book. As I said elsewhere: You have to forgive me guys - until few days...
1959 "Classic Epic", as its subtitle goes, deserves its reputation as tightly-written, well-researched and accurate military non-fiction. from the Rangers at Pointe du Hoc to the 82nd All-American Airborne airdropping behind enemy lines, Ryan`s work is complete and detailed. WW2 historians probably ...
The title is taken from a quote of Field Marshall Edwin Rommel, who commanded the German forces defending the Atlantic Wall against invasion, "...the first 24 hours of the invasion will be decisive...the fate of Germany depends on the outcome...for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the long...
NOTE : see the complete review on http://cocainepages.wordpress.comThis was absolutely stunning! I had high expectations when I started this book, because I had heard so many good things about it, but they were all exceeded by what I read! Such a powerful book, such a well-documented story, so many ...
One of the greatest books about WWII and D-Day. I've read it and seen the movie many times. Always good to go back and reread the stories of our hero WWII soldiers for inspiration and gratitude.