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Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary Story Behind D-Day
by Anthony Cave Brown
Listed under Espionage

The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice
by Alex Kershaw
Book Description The poignant story of twenty-one boys who died on the beaches of Normandy and the small town they called home. 

On June 6, 1944, nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia--population 3,000--died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day when their landing craft dropped them in shallow water off Omaha Beach. They were part of the first wave of American soldiers to hit the sands of Normandy. Later that day, two more soldiers from the same small town died of gunshot wounds. Twenty-one sons of Bedford killed--no other town in America suffered a greater one-day loss. It is a story that one cannot easily forget--and one that the families of Bedford will never forget. It was, and still is, Bedford's longest day. 

The Bedford Boys is the intimate true story of these young men and their friends and families in Bedford. It portrays a neighborhood of soldiers before and during the war--from the girlfriends they left behind to the buddies they made in basic training, from anxious barracks in England to the bloody beaches of Normandy. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as on diaries and letters, Alex Kershaw's book focuses on several remarkable individuals and families to tell one of the most poignant stories of World War II--the story of one small American town that went to war and died on Omaha Beach.
Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.33 x 6.28 
Publisher: DaCapo Press; (April 15, )
ISBN: 0306811677 
 

Before Their Time : A Memoir
Robert Kotlowitz 
A memoir recalls the author's experiences as a teenage infantryman in the U.S. Third Army during World War II, from a disastrous training exercise that left twenty fellow recruits dead to the massacre of his platoon in France.
Paperback

A Bridge Too Far
by Cornelius Ryan
An account of a significant World War II battle discusses the airborne struggles at Arnhem and documents the related human issues with the words of Dutch civilians, British and American strategists, common soldiers, and commanders.
Listed under Germany 1944-1945

Ardennes 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble in the West
by James R. Arnold
Listed under Battle of the Bulge

After D-Day : Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout (The Art of War)
by James Jay Carafano
Hardcover
Lynne Rienner Publishers; ISBN: 1555878857

American Warriors : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers Prior to Normandy
by Michel De Trez
Covers the 82nd and the 101st Airborne Divisions and their assault on Normandy. Many rare and previously unpublished images. Dropbears.com
Hardcover - 212 pages
D Day Pub; ISBN: 2960017609
 

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
by Stephen E. Ambrose
They fought on Utah Beach, in Arnhem, Bastogne, the Bulge; they spearheaded the Rhine offensive and took possession of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. This gripping depiction of Easy Company re-creates some of the most critical moments of WWII and offers insights into the commanders and regular soldiers. However, at least one knowledgeable reviewer pans this oral history as being fraught with factual errors, exaggerations and bias to the point of slander.
(Paperback)

Battle : The Story of the Bulge
by John Toland, Carlo D'Este (Introduction)
Listed under Battle of the Bulge

The Bloody Battle for Tilly : Normandy 1944
by Ken Tout
The author served with Royal Armoured Corps during the Normandy battles.
Hardcover - 256 pages (November )
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750924756
 

Battle for Mortain : The 30th Infantry Division Saves the Breakout, August 7-12, 1944
by Alwyn Featherston
Paperback - 304 pages
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416625

 
Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy
by Joseph Balkoski
Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
Paperback - 320 pages 2nd edition
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811726827

The Bitter Woods
The Dramatic Story, told at all echelons- from Supreme Command to squad leader- of the crisis that shook the western coalition.
by John S. D. Eisenhower
Listed under Battle of the Bulge

A Blood-Dimmed Tide : The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It
by Gerald Astor
Listed under Battle of the Bulge
 

Citizen Soldiers : The from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the U.S. Army Surrender of Germany June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
Stephen E. Ambrose
Paperback - 528 pages Reprint edition
Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0684848015

Conduct Unbecoming : The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy
by Howard Margolian
Hardcover - 336 pages
Univ of Toronto Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0802042139

Crusade in Europe
by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Listed under Eisenhower

Closing With the Enemy : How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945
by Michael D. Doubler

Paperback Reissue edition
Univ Pr of Kansas; ISBN: 0700607447
 

Currahee!
by Donald R. Burgett

This acknowledged classic vividly portrays the tragic chaos of war accompanied by incredible acts of heroism in the midst of death and destruction.
Hardcover - 256 pages (September 1, )
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416811

Currahee! : A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
by Donald R. Burgett, 
Paperback)
 

Campaign 100: D-Day 1944 (1) Omaha Beach
Campaign 100: D-Day 1944 (1) Omaha Beach
by Howard Gerrard, Steven J. Zaloga
The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitlerís Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches, Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first wave landing a third of the assault troops were casualties. Yet by the end of D-Day the Atlantic Wall had been breached and the US Armyís V Corps was firmly entrenched on French soil. 
Paperback from Osprey Publishing
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D-Day June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II
by Stephen E. Ambrose

Paperback - 655 pages Reprint edition
Simon & Schuster
(Paper); ISBN: 068480137X 

 
D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy
by Anthony Kemp
Paperback - 193 pages
Harry N Abrams (Pap); ISBN: 0810928264

A Dark and Bloody Ground : The Hurtgen Forest and the Roer River Dams, 1944-1945
by Edward G. Miller
Listed under Battle of the Bulge

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, 6th June 1944
by David Howarth
(Paperback)
 

Decision in Normandy
Decision in Normandy
by Carlo D'Este
Hardcover from William s Konecky Assoc
 
The Desert Fox in Normandy : Rommel's Defense of Fortress Europe
December 1943 to July 17, 1944
Samuel W Mitcham., Jr
Listed under Books on Rommel

Eclipse
by Alan Moorehead
Moorehead was a leading war correspondent and is the author of many well received books. Eclipse, the code name for the final operation of the war, covers the landings in Sicily, the Normandy invasion, and the march to the Rhine and into Germany. Dropbears.com
(Paperback)

Eisenhower's Lieutenants : The Campaign of France and Germany 1944-1945
by Russell F. Weigley
Paperback Reprint edition (September 1990)
Indiana Univ Pr; ISBN: 0253206081

Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy (Joanne Goodman Lectures, )
by Terry Copp
Listed under Canadians at War

Fighting in Normandy : The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage
by Heinz Guderian (Editor), et al
(Hardcover)

Fighting the Invasion : The German Army at D-Day
by Gunther Blumentritt (Editor), et al
(Hardcover)

Fighting With the Screaming Eagles : With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne
by Robert Bowen, et al
(Hardcover)
 

A Fine Night for Tanks : The Road to Falaise
by Ken Tout
On 7 August 1944, the Canadian Army, reinforced with British Army units, sent four armored columns south of Caen to close the Falaise Gap. Driving through the night,  the British tanks reached their objectives behind German lines and linked up with their Canadian compatriots. In the German counter-attack that followed, the British smashed the elite Tiger-equipped Wittman Troop. Using eyewitness accounts from tank crews and infantry, Ken Tout reveals how "Totalize" was a resounding Allied success. The Publisher.
Hardcover - 192 pages
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 075091730X

First Airborne Task Force : Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France
by Michel De Trez
Hardcover - 500 pages (December )
D Day Pub; ISBN: 2960017625

From Normandy to the Ruhr: With the 116th Panzer Division in WWII
by Heinz Günther Guderian
Listed under Panzers

G Company's War : Two Personal Accounts of the Campaigns in Europe, 1944-1945
by Bruce E. Egger, Lee MacMillan Otts, Paul Roley (Editor)
Paperback - 304 pages (March )
Univ. of Alabama Press; ISBN: 0817309780
 

The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw
Veteran reporter and NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw went to France to make a documentary marking the 40th anniversary of D-day in 1984. Although he was thoroughly briefed on the historical background of the invasion, he was totally unprepared for how it would affect him emotionally. Flooded with childhood memories of World War II, Brokaw began asking veterans at the ceremony to revisit their past and talk about what happened, triggering a chain reaction of war-torn confessions and Brokaw's compulsion to capture their experiences in what he terms "the permanence a book would represent." 
Hardcover - 412 pages (December )
Random House; ISBN: 0375502025

Hell on Wheels: the 2nd Armored Division
Donald E. Houston
Paperback - 466 pages Reprint edition
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891412735

Hitler's Last Gamble : The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945
by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, David L. Bongard (Contributor), Richard C. Anderson (Contributor)
Listed under Battle of the Bulge
 

If You Survive
by George Wilson
Of all the men and officers who started out in Company F of the 4th Infantry Division with him, Wilson was the only one who finished. In the end, he felt not like a conqueror or a victor, but an exhausted survivor, left with nothing but his life -- and his emotions. If You Survive - One of the great first-person accounts of the making of a combat veteran, in the last, most violent months of World War II. The Publisher
Paperback Reissue edition (July 1987)
Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804100039

The Invasion of France and Germany 1944 - 1945 (History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, 11)
by Samuel Eliot Morison
This spectacular fifteen-volume series that charts the U.S. Naval operations during World War II with an insider's perspective. Morison, a Harvard professor, was given a special rank and writing post by FDR. He had active duty aboard eleven different ships, allowing him to witness many crucial battles in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Volume Eleven recounts the part played by the United States and Allied naval forces in the final victorious offensive against Germany. Filled with many maps and file photographs.
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Hardcover - 360 pages ISBN:0785813128

Invasion! They're Coming! : The German Account of the D-Day Landings and the 80 Days' Battle for France (Schiffer Military History)
by Paul Carell, David Johnston (Translator)
Hardcover
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0887407161
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The Last Battle
Cornelius Ryan
Listed under Germany 1944-1945
 

The Longest Day : June 6, 1944
Cornelius Ryan

A true classic of World War II history, The Longest Day tells the story of the massive Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Journalist Cornelius Ryan began working on the book in the mid-1950s, while the memories of the D-day participants were still fresh, and he spent three years interviewing D-day survivors in the United States and Europe. Amazon.com

This classic bestseller ... offers a brilliant, authentic, gripping account of the hours that preceded and followed the Allied invasion of Normandy. "Fifty years from now the history of D-Day, I am sure, will lean heavily on this book."
John Toland, New York Times Book Review.

Paperback - 350 pages Reprint edition
Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0671890913

The Liberation of Pointe Du Hoc : The 2d Rangers at Normandy, June 6-8, 1944
by Joanna M. McDonald
Paperback - 200 pages (April )
Rank & File Pub; ISBN: 1888967064

Lorrainne 1944 : Patton Vs Manteuffel (Campaign Series, 75)
by Stephen J. Zaloga.
In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great panzer offensive. But Patton's aggressive tactics continue to thwart German plans and led to a series of violent armored battles. Amazon.com
Paperback - 96 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 184176089

Michelin Battle of Normandy Map No.102
(Map)
 

Normandy 1944
by Osprey Military
Paperback - 96 pages (April )
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855329492

Normandy, 1944 : Allied Landings and Breakout (Osprey Campaign Series, 1)
by Stephen Badsey
Paperback - 96 pages (August 1990)
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 0850459214

The Normandy Campaign: 6 June-25 August 1944
by Victor Brooks
(Hardcover)

Omaha Beach : A Flawed Victory
by Adrian R. Lewis
(Hardcover)

On Time, On Target
by John D. McKenzie
Covers Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Bulge and the March to the Rhine.
Hardcover - 304 pages (May 15, )
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891417141

101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy
by Mark A. Bando
(Hardcover)

Operation Cobra 1944 : Breakout from Normandy (Campaign Series, 88)
by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)
(Paperback)
 

Operation Goodwood: Attack by Three British Armoured Divisions - July 1944
by Ian Daglish
Paperback from Pen & Sword
 
Our Finest Day : D-Day : June 6, 1944
by Mark Bowden, foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
A handsome scrapbook of the invasion producied in conjuction with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
Hardcover: 32 pages
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811830500; (April )

Patton's Tank Drive : D-Day to Victory
Michael Green
Paperback - 160 pages (November )
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760301638

Pegasus Bridge
by Stephen E. Ambrose
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This book recounts the initial airborne mission, detailing the mission's preparations, hand-to-hand fighting, heroics, and importance.
Paperback - Simon & Schuster Inc November, 1988

The Road to Arnhem : A Screaming Eagle in Holland
by Donald R. Burgett
Listed under Germany 1944-1945

Roll Me over : An Infantryman's World War II
by Raymond Gantter
Paperback - 397 pages 1 Ed edition
Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804116059

Rudder's Rangers : The True Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion D-Day Combat Action
by Ronald L. Lane
Paperback - 201 pages reissue edition (June 1, )
Ranger Assoc; ISBN: 0934588007

SAS : With the Maquis : In Action With the French Resistance June-September 1944
by Ian Wellsted
Listed under French Resistance

Seven Roads to Hell : A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne
by Donald R. Burgett
Hardcover - 256 pages
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416803

Six Armies in Normandy : From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
by John Keegan
Paperback - 365 pages Reprint edition
Penguin USA
(Paper); ISBN: 0140235426

Spearheading D-Day : American Special Units of the Normandy Invasion
by Jonathan Gawne
Hardcover - 288 pages (March )
Histoire & Collections; ISBN: 2908182793
 

Steel Inferno; 1st SS Panzer Corps in Normandy
Michael Reynolds
Due to poor intelligence and a divided command, Germany's elite Panzer divisions weren't present at the beaches during the Allied invasion of France on D-Day in June, 1944. When the German Panther and Tiger tanks finally arrived, they sought a battle of annihilation and engaged the Allies in some of the most intense battles of the war. Ingram
Paperback 320 pages
Dell Publishing; August 1998;  ISBN: 0440225965

A Time for Trumpets : The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
by Charles B. MacDonald
Listed under Battle of the Bulge

A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy (The Travellers Guides to the Battles & Battlefields of WWII)
by Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
Listed under Travel Books: France

Voices of D-Day : The Story of the Allied Invasion Told by Those Who Were There
by Ronald J. Drez
An oral history of 150 British, American and Canadian veterans of Operation Overlord.
Paperback
Louisiana State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0807120812

Normandy : Omaha Beach
(Battleground Europe Series)
by Kilvert Jones, Tim Kilvert-Jones
(Paperback)

Nijmegen : Grave and Groesbeek : US 82nd Airborne and Guards Armoured Division (Battleground Europe Series: Market Garden)
by Tim Saunders
(Paperback)

Hell's Highway : US 101st Airborne & Guards Armoured Division
(Battleground Europe Series:Market Garden)
by Tim Saunders
(Paperback)

Normandy : Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery
(Battleground Europe Series)
by Carl Shilleto
(Paperback)

Utah Beach : Normandy
(Battleground Europe Series)
by Carl Shilleto
(Paperback)

Normandy : Gold Beach; Inland from King
(Battleground Europe Series)
by Christopher Dunphie, et al
(Paperback)

Parachute Infantry : An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
by David Kenyon Webster, Stephen E. Ambrose (Introduction)
Paperback - 288 pages Reprint edition
Louisiana State Univ Pr; ISBN: 080712222X
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Normandy to the Bulge : An American Infantry GI in Europe During World War II
by Richard D. Courtney, Jr. William A. Foley
Hardcover - 208 pages (December )
Southern Illinois Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0809320843
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Invasion 1944 : Rommel and the Normandy Campaign
Hans Speidel
Hardcover / Published 1981
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It Never Snows in September
The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem, September 1944
by Robert J. Kershaw
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The 101st Airborne at Normandy
by Mark A. Bando
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The 101st Airborne: From Holland to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
by Mark Bando
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Bastogne : The Story of the First Eight Days in Which the 101st Airborne Division Was Closed Within the Ring of German Forces
by Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall
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