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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.
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.