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    DescriptionOn June 6, 1944, American and British troops staged the greatest amphibious landing in history to begin Operation Overlord, the battle to liberate Europe from the scourge of the Third Reich. With gut-wrenching realism and immediacy, Hastings reveals the terrible human cost that this battle exacted. Moving beyond just the storming of Omaha beach and D-Day, he explores the Allies' push inward, with many British and American infantry units suffering near 100 percent casualties during the course of that awful summer. Far from a gauzy romanticized remembrance, Hastings details a grueling ten week battle to overpower the superbly trained, geographically entrenched German "Wehrmacht." Uncompromising and powerful in its depiction of wartime, this is the definitive book on D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.


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    Title
    Overlord
    Subtitle
    D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Max Hastings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307275714
    ISBN 10: 030727571X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC21: 940.5421
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44403000, A14204063
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    DC22: 940.5421
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54/21421
    LC classification: D756.5.N6 H35 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    03 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Max Hastings's reportage of the battle is not unworthy to stand with that of the best journalists and writers who witnessed it. . . . A tribute to his skills as a historian." -John Keegan, "The New York Times Book Review" "Hastings combines a quick, clear prose with provocative and often brilliant analysis. His conclusions are sharp yet sound, his research through, and his history incisive. Of the many books that have been written on Normandy, it is quite simply the best." -"Dallas Morning News" "A brilliant and concise account." -"The Washington Post Book World" "A fine account of the strategy and tactics of the campaign. The author has been shot at himself. . . . This has done marvels for quickening his understanding of what such landings are like, and adds an extra cutting edge to his book. He goes over a well-worn path, full of pitfalls, and falls into none of them." - "The Economist"