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Author Ryan, Cornelius, author.

Title The longest day ; A bridge too far ; other World War II writings / Cornelius Ryan ; Rick Atkinson, editor.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : The Library of America , [2019]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  940.5421 RYA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xxvi, 974 pages, 88 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
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Series The Library of America ; 318
Library of America ; 318.
Note "This authoritative Library of America volume also collects seventeen of Ryan's wartime dispatches for the London Daily Telegraph, including his eyewitness account of D-Day as seen from an American bomber; magazine stories that supplement The Longest Day; revealing letters to publishers; and samples of the research questionnaires he sent to veterans. It restores to print the full-color endpaper maps from the first edition of The Longest Day, and includes an introduction, a chronology of Ryan's life and career, explanatory endnotes, eighty-eight pages of photographs, and eleven black and white maps."--Rear dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources and index.
Summary "The Longest Day tells the story of the Allies' greatest success, the Normandy invasions of June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord; A Bridge Too Far recounts perhaps their greatest failure, the catastrophic airborne invasion of Holland in September 1944, known as Operation Market Garden. Together, they reveal not only the twisting fortunes of war and the grand sweep and scale of the largest amphibious and airborne invasions ever mounted, but also the very real human experience of combat, the small but momentous individual acts that can change the course of history."--Amazon.
Contents Introduction / Rick Atkinson -- The longest day: June 6, 1944 -- A bridge too far -- Other World War II writings. Selected dispatches for The Daily Telegraph, 1944-45 ; The major of St. Lô (1957) ; The longest day (1965) ; Untold stories from The longest day (1974) ; To William Buckley, November 19, 1957 ; To Peter Schwed, February 24, 1959 ; Sample response to questionnaire for The longest day: William Rhinehart Washington (c. 1958) ; Sample response to questionnaire for A bridge too far: J.T. Richards (c.1967).
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources.
Added Author Atkinson, Rick, editor, writer of introduction.
Added Title Works. Selections
Bridge too far.
ISBN 9781598536119 (hardcover)
1598536117 (hardcover)

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