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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"
Moscow: Military Publisher of the Defense Ministry of the USSR, 1961-1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (only 38,000 printed). Hardcover. Text in Russian. 3865 + maps, 6-vol. set (hardback) plus 1 map volume (15 color maps. 13 fold-out, and page 16 is text--key to the map symbols) in wraps laid in at back of 6th volume. Footnotes. Illustrations. (some color). Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. Some wear and soiling to boards, some discoloration inside boards and flyleaves, small tear at top of spine v.1, cloth wrinkled on spine v.2, rear board weak v.2 and v.5. Volume 1 front flyleaf scuffed. Ephemera laid in (sales receipt from Mezhdunarodnaja Kinga to a purchaser in New York City, a post card related to the purchase, and a small errata slip. Large volumes, beautifully illustrated (some in color), and many color maps and fold-out maps. Text is in Russian.