D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Author(s): Antony Beevor

Second World War

"Glorious, horrifying... D-DAY is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."--Time

Renowned historian Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem, and the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.


Product Information

Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010.

Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

General Fields

  • : 9780670887033SECA
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Viking
  • : May 2009
  • : 240mm X 162mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 940.54/21421
  • : 608
  • : Military history; Battles & campaigns; World history: Second World War; European history: Second World War
  • : 40 black and white
  • : Antony Beevor