- Gebundene Ausgabe: 240 Seiten
- Verlag: Zenith Press (15. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0760346208
- ISBN-13: 978-0760346204
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 26 x 2,5 x 31,8 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 414.334 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 15. Mai 2014
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"Martin Morgan has spent years gathering and studying these images. He has walked the hallowed invasion beaches countless times. He has dug deeply into archives in multiple countries, poring over image after image. Over the years, he has befriended large numbers of veterans, many of whom have been kind enough to trust him with their own pictures. Sit back and enjoy a fresh look at one of history's most significant events, as seen through the keen eyes of the talented photographers of yesteryear and a fine historian of our own time." -From the introduction by John C. McManus
"...a stunning tour de force of photos documenting the American invasion of Normandy." - John Gresham, Military Monday Radio
"From the beachhead to the drop zone, from the hedgerows to the streets of Carentan, The Americans on D-Day takes us back to those pivotal ‘days of days' when victory in Normandy hung in the balance. This book's rich heart and soulâ??its collection of photosâ??are the culmination of seventy years of archive digging and analysis by historians from around the globe whose collective knowledge is now on display in these pages. Our thanks to the rare few, historians like Martin K.A. Morgan, who have taken their work one step further and returned to the battlefield to match these photos to the present to look for clues into the past. The Americans on D-Day is a photo book about great men who stood before the altar of freedom, ready to lay down their lives. On these pages their deeds play out, only frozen in celluloid, for us to witness seventy years later. In The Americans on D-Day, courage comes into sharp, sobering focus." -Adam Makos, Author of A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II (2012) and Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II (2013)
"In The Americans on D-Day, author Martin K.A. Morgan guides readers from the run up to the invasion through to its horrific aftermath with the help of hundreds of gorgeous sepia-toned archival images." - Gizmodo.com
"Martin K. A. Morgan is an expert on the America armed forces on D-Day. His detailed knowledge provides both professional and casual readers a deeper understanding of the battle for Normandy. Mr. Morgan's research took him from the National Archives research rooms to across ‘the pond,' where he found unseen and extant photographs from the Imperial War Museum and other European facilities. As a historian and tour guide, he has visited almost every square foot of ground fought over by American ground and airborne soldiers. His intimate understanding of the battlefields, bunkers, and farmhouses that saw some of the most intense fighting uniquely qualifies him to explain these photographs and their significance to history like no other. This book is simply another great achievement in Mr. Morgan's distinguished career." -Kevin M. Hymel, Author of Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It (2006)
"Marty Morgan has become perhaps his generation's leading scholar of the Normandy campaign. His unique compilation of photos from the low-tide mark inland to the hedgerows is a rare contribution to our understanding of that historic event." -Barrett Tillman, Author of Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia (2005)
"Morgan offers a comprehensive photographic history of the American experience before, during, and after the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. He blends personal narrative, small-unit combat, and the massive effort of storming the beaches into a cohesive whole that stands as a story unto itself, or a jumping-on point for those looking to learn more about the Americans on D-Day. It's one thing for a historian or reader interested in history to sit down with a book and pore through the text, and it's quite another to sit down and see the faces of the men who fought to break Hitler's hold on Europe. The Americans on D-Day is a great addition to the historical record, and one that everyone should read at least once." - ArmchairGeneral.com
"This is a new 70th anniversary commemorative photographic history of the June 6th, 1944 D-Day landing in Normandy, France. This is a large, coffee table book that contains over 450 images taken by Army, Navy and Coast Guard photographers as well as some personal photos. Several of these photos are familiar and have been seen before but many of these images have not been published. The American effort was an ‘epic' undertaking by air, sea and land from the UTAH to OMAHA beaches, Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Pointe Du Hoc through the break out at Saint-Lo. The detail and descriptions of locations, vehicles, equipment, weapons and uniforms are uniquely informative and interesting. Many location photos have been updated with current views for comparison purposes. This is a great resource for anyone who would like a more intimate and revealing study of D-Day 1944." - National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association Newsletter The Ivy Leaves
"What really makes The Americans on D-Day stand out amidst other comparative D-Day histories is the captioning. The level of detail in every caption is unsurpassed. Even the most knowledgeable reader of The Americans on D-Day would be hard-pressed to walk away from the book without gleaning something new from its pages. As the 70th anniversary comes and goes, prompting new scholarship on D-Day, The Americans on D-Day is a worthy investment." - DefenseMediaNetwork.com
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Anyone with any interest in the Normandy landings has seen some of these pictures before. Marty's genius was to go back to the original negatives in many cases, blow them up bigger, and think about them. Let me explain a perfect example of this. There's a pic of 2nd Division men marching in from Omaha after the landings. It's a known pic. It was the cover of a 1990s paperback edition of Keegan's "The Second World War" that I have had since college. But looking more closely at it, why are a battalion's worth of frontline infantrymen in a M1 Garand-equipped army all carrying M1903 Springfields instead? Marty has found the answer and it is in the book. Repeat that dedication to lost details hundreds of times over, and you have the effort that it took for Marty to assemble "The Americans At D-Day".
I don't know if this book could have been done twenty years ago. The book is a large enough format to display the photos well, and modern digital printing brings out the detail. The devil really was in the details this time around, and the details are what makes this book worth every cent.
Marty, I'll see you in Nashville in '15 and you're signing this one for me.