Voices of Valor by Douglas G. Brinkley
D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio CD's)

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Published for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Voices of Valor, a lavishly illustrated book with audio CDs, presents gripping, first-hand accounts of the Normandy invasion with a central narrative by one of America's preeminent historians. Voices of Valor is an intimate and lasting tribute to the soldiers who fought in Normandy, featuring 40 interviews drawn from the archival holdings at the Eisenhower Center Oral History Project, the largest collection of oral histories of D-Day. Within the book areaudio CDs containing the oral testimonies of veterens who were at Normandy. Based on the oral testimonies, the text of Voices Of Valor is written by Douglas Brinkley- acclaimed historian, author, and frequent on-air commentator - along with Vietnam veteren Ronald J. Drez- lecturer, historian, and reserch associate at the Eisenhower Center.
 

About Douglas G. Brinkley

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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at the University of New Orleans and is director of its Dwight D. Eisenhower Center for American Studies. Brinkley has authored three New York Times Notable Books of the Year and has written and edited several popular histories. Most recently, Brinkley wrote Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress (Viking, 2003).Ronald J. Drez is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He now serves as a lecturer, historian, and research associate at the Eisenhower Center, where he has made it his life's work to preserve the voices of men who fought in World War II. He is the editor of Voices of D-Day (Louisiana State University Press, 1994) and Twenty-Five Yards of War: The Extraordinary Courage of Ordinary Men in World War II (Hyperion, 2001).
 
Published May 5, 2004 by Bulfinch Press/Time Warner Group. 194 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Brinkley, author of John Kerry: Tour of Duty and director of the University of New Orleans's Eisenhower Center for American Studies, and editor-historian Drez team up to present the testimony of D-Day veterans: two 60-minute audio CDs (narrated by actor Stephen Lang, of Gettysburg fame) are mat...

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