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70th Anniversary of D-Day

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

FRN330
Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
192
1566565553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Normandy's WWII battlefields, memorials, sites and cemeteries.
$14.95

D-Day June 6, 1944

FRN40
Stephen Ambrose
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
655
068480137X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well-researched narrative draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day.
$19.99

Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy

FRN238
Greg Ward
Rough Guides
2015
432
024100974X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, detailed guide to Brittany and Normandy with a good overview of history and culture, including sections on Monet, D-Day and Mont-St-Michel.
$21.99

Battle of Normandy 1944 Map

FRN264
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067002627
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This historic reproduction shows battle dates, parachute drops and locations of Allied forces.
$12.95

Normandy Map 513

FRN49
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000, featuring Rouen, Le Havre and the route of the Seine from west of Paris to the Atlantic.
$12.95

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Paris

FRA48
Mike Gerrard
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445544
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, June 6, 1944

FRN768
David Howarth
Skyhorse
2008
255
160239203X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Howarth weaves interviews and eyewitness reports to recreate the atmosphere, horror and confusion of the assault on Normandy in this spellbinding account, first published in 1959.
$14.95

D-Day Remembered, From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris

FRA94
Richard Holmes
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
132
0233004106
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This book celebrates the 70th anniversary of D-Day with more than 40 facsimile documents, including a German radio signal log, propaganda distributions and maps, to present a comprehensive portrait of the momentous day.
$75.00

If Chaos Reigns, The Near-Disaster and Ultimate Triumph of the Allied Airborne Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944

WAR206
Flint Whitlock
Casemat
2013
384
1612001521
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on soldiers’ accounts, Whitlock details the experience of American, British and Canadian airborne forces during the invasion of Normandy. He builds up to the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, as thousands of paratroopers touch down behind enemy lines, putting themselves in extreme danger.
$18.99

Six Armies in Normandy, From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris

FRN118
John Keegan
Penguin Putnam
1994
365
0140235426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A provocative account of the invasion of Normandy and the battles that proceeded it. Keegan's intense descriptions of the war in northern France are accompanied by perceptive analysis of the military tactics that resulted in Allied victory.
$17.00

The D-Day Atlas, Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign

FRA49
Charles Messenger
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
176
0500291195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
At the heart of this fascinating re-creation of the D-Day campaign are 71 color maps, many drawn from the actual maps used by the Allies in 1944. Specially commissioned reconstruction drawings and 82 contemporary photographs help bring the beaches of Normandy to life.
$24.95

The D-Day Story

FRA84
Martin W. Bowman
Trafalgar Square
2014
128
0752491423
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized, well-illustrated introduction to the battles of D-Day chronicles the five beaches where more than 160,000 troops went ashore: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah and Omaha.
$16.95

The Fighting First, The Untold Story of The Big Red One on D-Day

WAR207
Flint Whitlock
Hachette
2005
404
0813343178
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed military historian Flint Whitlock tells the story of the US Army’s 1st Infantry Division, a tough and spirited outfit that stormed the beachhead at Normandy and pushed the Germans back to Deutschland.
$18.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy

FRN647
Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson
2002
208
0500510725
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An oversized, full color photographic celebration of the villages, churches, chateaux, harbors, and coastlines of Normandy.
$40.00

Art of the Middle Ages

ART163
Janetta Rebold Benton
Thames & Hudson
2004
320
0500203504
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This informative, well-illustrated survey of the visual arts of the Middle Ages offers a lively explorations of the period's magnificent achievements in both art and architecture.
$18.95

Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist

FRN35
Anthony Roberts (Translator), Sylvie Patin
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
176
0500300305
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny.
$15.95

Monet's Garden in Giverny, Inventing the Landscape

FRN829
Marina Ferretti Bocquillon
Harry N. Abrams
2009
144
8874395264
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Published in conjunction with the new Musee des Impressionnismes in Giverny, this luminous collection captures Monet's beloved works and the landscapes that inspired them.
$40.00

Crusade in Europe

WAR132
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Johns Hopkins University Press
1997
608
080185668X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The complete story of World War II as strategized and lived by five-star General Eisenhower.
$38.00

Diary of a Witness, 1940-1943

FRN736
Raymond-Raoul Lambert
Ivan Dee
2007
288
1566637406
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Lambert's war diary, published in French in 1985 and only recently translated into English, provides a deeper look into the life of Jews in World War II France. Lambert worked with the Resistance to save at least a remnant of the Jews in France but was sent to the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1943. Illustrated with maps and phootgraphs.
$27.50

On Rue Tatin, Living and Cooking in a French Town

FRN308
Susan Herrmann Loomis
Broadway Books
2002
288
0767904559
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A talented chef with winning prose, Loomis dedicates her memoir to Louviers and its inhabitants "for making room for us." With 50 Norman recipes throughout.
$16.00

Claude & Camille, A Novel of Monet

FRN891
Stephanie Cowell
Crown
2011
338
0307463222
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
You can practically smell the paint in Stephanie Cowell's lyrical novel -- peopled by not just Claude Monet and the love of his life, Camille, but also by his best friend Bazille, Renoir, Pissaro and Manet.
$15.00

Within a Budding Grove

FRA97
Marcel Proust, C K Scott Moncrieff (Translator)
Modern Library
1998
784
0375752196
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second installment of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time takes place on the shores of Normandy in the fictional Balbec, based on the real seaside resort town of Cabourg. The narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann's Way (FRA96) to memories of his adolescence.
$17.00

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Cross Channel

GBR56
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books
1997
211
067976755X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Each linked in some way with cross channel experiences, these ten short stories range in time from the late 17th century to the year 2015. Comic, complex and intellectual.
$15.00

Michelin Green Guide Normandy

FRN89
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212443
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Normandy and the Channel Islands in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

1066, The Year of the Conquest

GBR115
David Howarth
Penguin Putnam
1981
207
0140058508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
$15.00

Madame Bovary

FRN301
Lydia Davis (Translator), Gustave Flaubert
Penguin
2002
342
0140449124
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The landmark novel of a woman who suffers from her humdrum life in a provincial village outside Rouen, France. Shocking for its realist style, the novel brought Flaubert to court on charges of obscenity. Now the novel is considered a masterpiece.
$17.00

Claude Monet, The Color of Time

FRN311
Virginia Spate
Thames & Hudson
2001
384
0500282730
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critically lauded analysis of Monet and his art, taking into account technique, the evolution of themes and styles, historical and biographical information.
$39.95

Pegasus Bridge

WAR18
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1988
400
0671671561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed and engrossing, this volume tells of the British airborne troops whose attack on German defense forces on June 6, 1944, opened the door for the Allied invasion of Normandy.
$15.00

Citizen Soldiers

WAR19
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1998
528
0684848015
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambrose's account of the battles fought in the year between D-Day and the German surrender, from the U.S. Army's perspective.
$18.00

Overlord, D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

WAR20
Max Hastings
Vintage Books
1985
368
0671554352
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and well researched account of "Operation Overlord," the name given to the Allied Invasion of Europe.
$18.00

Codebreakers, the Inside Story of Bletchley Park

WAR46
Alan Stripp (Editor), F.H. Hinsley (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2001
352
0192801325
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The "inside story" of the British codebreakers who cracked the German Enigma code and turned the tide of World War II, as told by 27 of the codebreakers themselves.
$19.95

Outwitting the Gestapo

FRN352
Lucie Aubrac
University of Nebraska Press
1993
0803259239
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A chronicle of two dramatic years in the French Resistance in Lyon under Gestapo occupation.
$16.95

Declassified, 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History

SPY35
Thomas B. Allen
National Geographic
2008
320
1426202229
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Culled from archives around the world, these 50 documents illuminate the secret stories of intrigue, espionage, and behind-the-scenes events that played critical roles in history.
$26.00

D-Day

FRN828
Antony Beevor
Viking
2010
608
0143118188
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1-45 comes the first history of D-Day to capture the experiences of soldiers on all sides as well as the suffering of French civilians.
$21.00

Turbulence

GBR964
Giles Foden
Alfred Knopf
2011
336
030747626X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From the highly acclaimed author of The Last King of Scotland, a novel about British and American meteorologists who attempt to pick the right day to cross the English Channel for D-day.
$15.95

Enigma

GRB36
Robert Harris
Ballantine Books
1996
327
0804115486
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A thriller following mathematician Tom Jericho as he attempts to break the supposedly impenetrable cipher used by Nazi U-boats. Set against the backdrop of the Allied crossing of the North Atlantic.
$7.99

Two Americans, Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World

USA488
William Lee Miller
Alfred Knopf
2013
404
0307595641
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The eminent Lincoln scholar turns to the quintessential politician Truman, and military-minded Eisenhower, who shared a small town background in the Missouri-Mississippi River Valley, in this engaging dual biography.
$16.95