New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Printing. 752, illus., notes, bibliography, index, text & fore-edge stained (no pages stuck), marker drawing p.4, marker note rear flyleaf ink notation inside front board, DJ stained and soiled, front board warped (water damage), front flyleaf ripped out, 2nd front flyleaf creased.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. 1st Touchstone Edition. Eleventh Printing. 197, wraps, illus., appendix, sources, index Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day. Major John Howard and his small detachment of British airborne troops landed in gliders, stormed German defense forces, and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe.
London: Pocket Books [Simon & Schuster UK Ltd], 1988. Fifth Printing [stated]/. Trade paperback. xv, , 233,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Appendix. Sources. Index. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day. Major John Howard and his small detachment of British airborne troops landed in gliders, stormed German defense forces, and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history. However, in a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell wrote that "he certainly deserved better from some of his envious peers" and credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship.
New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1988. First Touchstone Edition, later printing. Trade Paperback. 199., ] pages. Illustrations. Includes Preface, as well as Epilogue, Appendix: Poett's Orders to Howard, Acknowledgments, Sources, and Index. Chapters cover D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours; D-Day Minus Two Years; D-Day Minus One Year to D-Day Minus One Month; D-day Minus One Month to D-Day; D-Day: 0016 to 0026 Hours; D-Day: 0026 to 0600 Hours; D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours; D-Day: 1200 to 2400 Hours; D-day Plus One to D-Day Plus Ninety; D-Day Plus Three Months to D-Day Plus Fifty Years; D-Day Plus Forty Years to D-day Plus Fifty Years. This gripping account of the turning point of World war II by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality--the stuff of all great adventures. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement"
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 368,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ edges worn: small tears, small chips. Inscribed by Ambrose on half-title. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989. During the 1969-1970 academic year, he was the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The Center's first efforts, which Ambrose initiated, involved the collection of oral histories from World War II veterans about their experiences, particularly any participation in D-Day. By the time of publication of Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, in 1994, the Center had collected more than 1,200 oral histories.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1970. quarto, 112, illus. (some color), maps, pencil name inside front board, boards and spine soiled and discolored, front board bent Contains an article by William H. Honan, "Japan Strikes: 1941," about the prophesies of Hector Bywater. This article presents evidence that the Japanese heeded Bywater's theories, but not his warnings.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. 251, index, part of DJ flap cut out and pasted ins fr flylf, library bookplate, barcode, & stamp, lib call # on spine, bds scuffed The author was formerly director of public education for the Brookhaven Laboratory, a peacetime Atomic Energy Commission research center, and a consultant to the U.S. Air Force Air Research and Development Command. This work chronicles the decision to drop the bomb from the time President Truman was informed--116 days before Hiroshima. The final chapter is entitled "Conscience and Questions."
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 319,  pages. Frontispiece illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Some endpaper discoloration. DJ is in a plastic sleeve with tears, chips and soiling. Foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis. Introduction by the Right Honourable Harold Macmillan. Inscription is to Edward Nurkiewicz signed and dated by the author [9 7 50]. W adys aw Albert Anders (11 August 1892 – 12 May 1970) was a general in the Polish Army and later in life a politician and prominent member of the Polish government-in-exile in London. Anders commanded the Nowogródzka Cavalry Brigade during the German Army's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was immediately called into action, taking part in the Battle of M awa. After learning about the Soviet invasion of Poland, Anders retreated south in the direction of Lwów (Lviv), hoping to reach the Hungarian or Romanian border, but was intercepted by Soviet forces and captured, after being wounded twice. He was jailed in the Lubyanka prison in Moscow. During his imprisonment Anders was interrogated, tortured and unsuccessfully urged to join the Red Army. Anders was released and later formed and led the Polish 2nd Corps, while continuing to agitate for the release of Polish nationals still in the Soviet Union. The Polish 2nd Corps became a major tactical and operational unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West. Anders commanded the Corps throughout the Italian Campaign, capturing Monte Cassino on 18 May 1944, Ancona on 18 July 1944; afterward his Corps took part in the breaking of the Gothic Line and in the final spring offensive.