The Longest Day

The Longest Day

A Bridge Too Far ; Other World War II Writings

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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.
A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders -- Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
World War, 1939-1945
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America , [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781598536119
Branch Call Number: D756.5.N6 R93 2019
Characteristics: xxvi, 974 pages, 88 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Atkinson, Rick
Alternative Title: A bridge too far


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