The Longest Day

The Longest Day

June 6, 1944

Book - 1987
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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 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.

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.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, [1987]
Copyright Date: ©1959
ISBN: 9780671890919
Branch Call Number: 940.542142 Rya
Characteristics: 350 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jul 18, 2017

I've seen the movie several times - the book is so much better!

May 08, 2017

This is a timeless classic - may I suggest the Library preserve the book by replacing the old, falling apart paperback, with a hard covered copy?
A classic that needs to be kept for posterity!

erickench May 24, 2014

I read this book in the 6th grade. I'm thinking of reading it again. lol

Mar 09, 2013

A classic book written by a great author. The beginning of the end for Nazis.

Jacob Prest
Jun 29, 2012

Cornelius Ryan dove into the most famous yet heartbreaking battle of World War II, with the loss of thousands of troops and the result of the beginning of the fall of the Third Reich...we prevailed, and Cornelius Ryan was there to show us the way to freedom.


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Jun 07, 2014

"Believe me, Lang, the first twenty-four hours of the invasion will be decisive... the fate of Germany depends on the outcome... for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the longest day."
--Field Marshall Erwin Rommel to his aide, April 22, 1944.

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