The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
The Classic Epic of D-Day

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The unparalleled work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II -- now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

Newly in print for the first time in years, this is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glow and tragedy, The Longest Day painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

For this new edition of The Longest Day, the original photographs used in the first 1959 edition have been reassembled and painstakingly reproduced, and the text has been freshly reset. Here is a book that is a must for any follower of history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.
 

About Cornelius Ryan

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Now deceased, Cornelius Ryan was among the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth U.S. air forces, and covering the D-Day landings and the advance of General Patton's Third Army across France and Germany. In addition to The Longest Day, he was the author of numerous books, major magazine pieces, and a variety of plays, screenplays, and TV and radio scripts. Ryan was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Published February 9, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 352 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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