The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan audiobook

The Longest Day: June 6, 1944

By Cornelius Ryan
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780671890919
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The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates 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. This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Cornelius Ryan Award

A New York Times Pick of 5 Books That Shed Light on D-Day

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy

The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates 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.

This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fifty years from now, the history of D-day, I am sure, will lean heavily on this book.” New York Times Book Review
“A dramatic, moving masterpiece, a living memorial to the men who died, and as suspenseful as the most gripping mystery story.” Chicago Sunday Tribune
“A true classic of World War II history…Not only is The Longest Day a pleasure to read, but subsequent historians, dutifully noting its accuracy, have relied heavily on Ryan’s research for their own accounts. In short, the book is a ‘must read’ for anyone interested in the D-day invasion.” Amazon.com
“Classic.” Publishers Weekly
“Besides being a solid history of the event, this is also a portrait of the people who lived it. One of the best books on the subject, this is essential for all academic and public libraries.” Library Journal
“If you have read all the accounts of D-day or none of them, if you were in the fighting or on the sidelines, you will be spellbound, as I was, by this magnificent retelling of a glorious and tragic story.” Lieutenant General James Gavin (US Army), third commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II
“When you read The Longest Day you will know why I chose, despite great difficulties, to turn this story of heroism, tragedy, and humor into a motion picture.” Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer

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Author

Author Bio: Cornelius Ryan

Author Bio: Cornelius Ryan

Cornelius Ryan (1920–1974), born in Dublin, Ireland, became one of the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the US Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. He is the author of numerous books, including several classics of military history, which have appeared throughout the world in nineteen languages. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1973.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English