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Read online The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II From America s preeminent military historian Stephen E Ambrose comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe from D Day June to the end eleven months later on May .

This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive i D Day i and i Citizen Soldiers i about which the great Civil War historian James McPherson wrote If there is a better book about the experience of GIs who fought in Europe during World War II I have not read it i Citizen Soldiers i captures the fear and exhilaration of combat the hunger and cold and filth of the foxholes the small intense world of the individual rifleman as well as the big picture of the European theater in a manner that grips the reader and will not let him go No one who has not been there can understand what combat is like but Stephen Ambrose brings us closer to an understanding than any other historian has done .

i The Victors i also includes stories of individual battles raids acts of courage and suffering from i Pegasus Bridge i an account of the first engagement of D Day when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion and from i Band of Brothers i an account of an American rifle company from the th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought died and conquered from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitter s Eagle s Nest in Germany .

Stephen Ambrose is also the author of i Eisenhower i the greatest work on Dwight Eisenhower and one of the editors of the Supreme Allied Commander s papers He describes the momentous decisions about how and where the war was fought and about the strategies and conduct of the generals and officers who led the invasion and the bloody drive across Europe to Berlin .

But as always with Stephen E Ambrose it is the ranks the ordinary boys and men who command his attention and his awe i The Victors i tells their stories how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives from the high command Eisenhower Bradley Patton on down through officers and enlisted men to re create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France chased them across Germany and destroyed the Nazi regime by Stephen E. Ambrose

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The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II
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Category:history, non-fiction, world-war-ii, military, military-history, war
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From Stephen Ambrose comes a book on the most momentous expedition in American history amp one of the great adventure stories of all time In Pres Th Jefferson selected his personal secretary Cpt Meriwether Lewis to lead a voyage up the Missouri R to the Rockies over the mountains down the Columbia R to the Pacific Ocean amp back Lewis was a perfect choice He endured great hardships amp saw incredible sights including vast herds of buffalo amp Indian tribes with no previous contact with whites He amp his partner Cpt Wm Clark made the st map of the trans Mississippi West provided scientific data on the flora amp fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory amp established the American claim to Oregon Washington amp Idaho Ambrose has pieced together new information about weather terrain amp medical knowledge at the time to provide a colorfully realistic backdrop for the expedition Lewis saw the N American continent before any other white Ambrose details native peoples weather landscape science everything the expedition encountered thru Lewis eyes Lewis is supported by a host of colorful characters st of all Jefferson himself whose interest in exploring amp acquiring the American West went back years Next comes Clark a frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson s There are numerous Indian chiefs amp Sacagawea the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition along with the French Indian hunter Drouillard the great naturalists of Philadelphia the French amp Spanish fur traders of St Louis John Quincy Adams amp other leading political scientific amp military figures of the turn of the century This is a book about a hero about national unity It s also a tragedy When Lewis returned to Washington in the fall of he was a national hero But for Lewis the expedition was a failure Jefferson had hoped to find an all water route to the Pacific with a short hop over the Rockies Lewis discovered no such passage Jefferson hoped the Louisiana Purchase would provide endless farm land Lewis discovered that the Great Plains were too dry Jefferson hoped there was a river flowing from Canada into the Missouri Lewis reported no such river thus no claim to the Canadian prairie Lewis discovered the Plains Indians were hostile amp would block settlement amp trade up the Missouri Lewis took to drink engaged in land speculation piled up debts he couldn t pay made political enemies amp suffered depression High adventure high politics suspense drama amp diplomacy combine with romance amp tragedy to make this work of scholarship as readable as a novel, i Nothing Like It in the World i gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering vision and courage It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad the investors who risked their businesses and money the enlightened politicians who understood its importance the engineers and surveyors who risked and sometimes lost their lives and the Irish and Chinese immigrants the defeated Confederate soldiers and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks br br The U S government pitted two companies the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads against each other in a race for funding encouraging speed over caution Locomotives rails and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains In Ambrose s hands this enterprise with its huge expenditure of brainpower muscle and sweat comes vibrantly to life, From bestselling historian Stephen E Ambrose a dual biography of two great nineteenth century warriors General Custer and Crazy Horse culminating in the Battle of Little Bighorn, From America s preeminent military historian Stephen E Ambrose comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe from D Day June to the end eleven months later on May br br This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive i D Day i and i Citizen Soldiers i about which the great Civil War historian James McPherson wrote If there is a better book about the experience of GIs who fought in Europe during World War II I have not read it i Citizen Soldiers i captures the fear and exhilaration of combat the hunger and cold and filth of the foxholes the small intense world of the individual rifleman as well as the big picture of the European theater in a manner that grips the reader and will not let him go No one who has not been there can understand what combat is like but Stephen Ambrose brings us closer to an understanding than any other historian has done br br i The Victors i also includes stories of individual battles raids acts of courage and suffering from i Pegasus Bridge i an account of the first engagement of D Day when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion and from i Band of Brothers i an account of an American rifle company from the th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought died and conquered from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitter s Eagle s Nest in Germany br br Stephen Ambrose is also the author of i Eisenhower i the greatest work on Dwight Eisenhower and one of the editors of the Supreme Allied Commander s papers He describes the momentous decisions about how and where the war was fought and about the strategies and conduct of the generals and officers who led the invasion and the bloody drive across Europe to Berlin br br But as always with Stephen E Ambrose it is the ranks the ordinary boys and men who command his attention and his awe i The Victors i tells their stories how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives from the high command Eisenhower Bradley Patton on down through officers and enlisted men to re create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France chased them across Germany and destroyed the Nazi regime