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As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get in this generation -- Max Hastings Sunday Times A brilliantly co-ordinated and almost overwhelmingly upsetting history. Beevor is singularly expert at homing in on those telltale human details that reveal just what it would have been like to be in Normandy in the summer of 1944 -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail -- Christopher Silvester Daily Express Beevor's previous books led us to expect something special from D-Day, and he does not disappoint. Beevor has a particularly keen eye for the apercu or quotation that brings an experience - very often a gory one - to life -- Andrew Roberts Sunday Telegraph Compulsive. Beevor tells it all with the soldier's eye for what matters on the ground as much as with the historian's for the broader understanding of events -- Allan Mallinson The Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Antony Beevor is the author of Inside the British Army, Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, and several novels. With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he is coauthor of the critically acclaimed Paris after the Liberation, 1944-1949. Both Beevor and his wife were subsequently made Chevaliers de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.
Great Book! Objective in it's scope as he looks at both sides. At one point he describes how the Germans were shell shocked, trembling with fear, too paralized to light up a... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2012 by Raoul The Great
From what I have read so far in Beevor's book, it is littered with too many historical inaccuracies for my liking and feels like a throw back to the revisionist works of the 1980s;... Read morePublished on July 22 2011 by Carl
I just finished Anthony Beevor's book and I can recommend it but not strongly. For those of you who are aware of Anthony Beevor's previous work on The Fall of Berlin 1945, the... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2010 by Stewart Kiff