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World War II Audio Collection - Stephen E. Ambrose - Audio Book CD

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World War II Audio Collection - Stephen E. Ambrose - Audio Book CD

World War II Audio Collection:

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Includes D-Day, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers

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World War II Audio Collection - Stephen E. Ambrose - Audio Book

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Band of Brothers:

In the summer of 1942, a band of citizen soldiers were brought together by the desire to be much better than the additional man. At its peak, Simple Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as wise a rifle business as any in the planet. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 through Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and Hitler's Eagle's Nest, WWII historian Stephen Ambrose informs the story of the great organization. In fight, the reward for a job perfectly completed is the upcoming tough assignment, and the guys of Simple Company kept getting the tough assignments, from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to capturing Hitler's Bavarian outpost.

Citizen Soldier

From the bestselling writer of Undaunted Courage and D-Day, the definitive book found on the most crucial day of World War II, comes the inspiring story of the average guys of the U.S. Army in northwest Europe within the day after D-Day until the finish of the bitterrest days of the war. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, found on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945. In between come the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout at St.-Lô, the Falaise Gap, Patton tearing through France, the liberation of Paris, the attempt to leap the Rhine in Operation Market-Garden, the near-miraculous German healing, the battles around Metz and in the Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge -- the largest battle in the history of the U.S. Army -- the capture of the bridge at Remagen, and finally the overrunning of Germany.

From the significant control (including Eisenhower, Bradley. and Patton) on right down to the enlisted guys, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from guys on both sides who were there. Ambrose again recreates the experiences of the people who fought the battles. The females who served as nurses, secretaries, clerks, code-breakers, and flyers are piece of the narrative, as are the Germans who fought against us. Within the chronological story, there are chapters on medics, nurses, and doctors; found on the quartermasters; on replacements; on exactly what it was like to invest a evening found on the front lines; on sad sacks, cowards, and criminals; on Christmas 1944; on weapons of all types. Ambrose reveals the understanding task of the remarkable army -- how to cross canals, how to fight in snow or hedgerows, how to fight in cities, how to coordinate air and ground advertisments, how to fight in winter and found on the protective, how residents become soldiers in the number one army in the planet. Ambrose evokes the suffering of warfare, fighting in the cold and wet, gruesome wounds, fight fatigue, looting, shooting prisoners, random destruction and more. Throughout, the perspective is the fact that of the enlisted guys and junior officers. Even when composing about Ike, Monty, Patton, and Bradley, Ambrose does thus within the point of view of the guys in the front lines and concentrates on how the decisions of the brass affected them. Citizen Soldiers is a biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations, June 7, 1944, to May 7, 1945. Allied citizen soldiers overcame their worry and inexperience, the errors of the significant control, and the enemy to win the war. When again, Stephen E. Ambrose shows that free guys fight much better than slaves, that the sons of democracy proven to be greater soldiers than the sons of Nazi Germany.


Stephen E. Ambrose draws from over 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most crucial day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the authentic plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how average soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative. D-Day is above all of the epic story of guys at the many demanding time of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of lifetime are laid bare. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, worry and determination -- what Eisenhower called "the fury of an aroused democracy" -- that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.


About the Author Stephen E. Ambrose: 

Ambrose was born in Lovington, Illinois, and raised in Whitewater, Wisconsin, having graduated from Whitewater High School. His family additionally owned a farm in Lovington, Illinois, and holiday property in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Ambrose received his Ph.D. in 1960 within the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as a professor of history at many universities from 1960 until his retirement in 1995, having invested the bulk of his time at the University of New Orleans. For the educational year 1969-70, he was Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College. In 1970 while training at Kansas State University, Ambrose was asked to resign after having heckled President Nixon during a speech that the president gave found on the KSU campus. He additionally taught at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Early in his profession, Ambrose was mentored by World War II historian Forrest Pogue. He was the writer of many bestselling books about the war, including D-Day, Citizen Soldiers and The Victors. Other main books include Undaunted Courage, about Lewis and Clark, and Nothing Like It in the World, about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. He was the founder of the Eisenhower Center and President of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the military adviser found on the film Saving Private Ryan and was an executive manufacturer found on the tv mini-series which was based on his book, Band of Brothers. Former president and five-star general Dwight D. Eisenhower requested Ambrose as his biographer after admiring his function on Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff, which was based on his doctoral dissertation. The resulting Eisenhower biographies were usually enthusiastic but contained countless criticisms of the previous commander in chief.

Ambrose furthermore wrote a very regarded[citation needed] three-volume biography of Richard Nixon. Although Ambrose was a vehement critic of Nixon's, the biography was lauded as being fair and only regarding Nixon's presidency. But his Band of Brothers (1993) and D-Day (1994), about the lives and fates of individual soldiers in the World War II invasion, placed his functions into mainstream American culture. The mini-series 'Band of Brothers' (2001) lionized American troops and helped maintain the fresh interest in WWII which was stimulated by the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994, and the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004. Ambrose has received criticism from American veterans. Veterans of troop carrier units that transported paratroopers in the American airborne landings in Normandy have severely criticized Ambrose for portraying them as unqualified and craven in many of his functions, including Band of Brothers and D-Day, and for characterizing them as "cranks" when they asked that he change the passages.[1] Mark Bando, a published historian of the 101st Airborne in World War II, maintains a Web website ("Trigger Time") that, while usually praising Ambrose, furthermore notes many discrepancies and some obvious fabrications, countless of that have disturbed different veterans of the 101st.

Ambrose furthermore appeared as a historian in the landmark ITV tv series detailing the history of World War II, The World at War. Ambrose, a longtime smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2002. The condition deteriorated fast, and, 7 months after the diagnosis, he died at the age of 66. He was survived by his spouse, Moira, and kids Andy, Barry, Hugh, Grace, and Stephenie. Later that year, Ambrose was posthumously granted the Theodore Roosevelt Medal for Distinguished Public Service within the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

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