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The 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

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

London Map

GBR114
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093071
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
$9.95

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

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.
$13.99

National Geographic France

FRN322
Rosemary Bailey
National Geographic
2015
400
1426214006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country with an excellent overview of history, art and culture.
$27.95

National Geographic London

GBR330
Louise Nicholson
National Geographic
2016
272
1426214022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of the city, its history, neighborhoods and attractions.
$22.95

The D-Day Assault, A 70th Anniversary Guide to the Normandy Landings

FRA174
Steven T. Powers
Aa Balkema
2014
134
0615972969
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, anniversary guide to the great WWII battle, featuring detailed battlefield tours and monument museum locations as well as places to stay, dine and shop.
$12.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neptune, The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

FRA176
Craig L. Symonds
Oxford University Press
2014
440
0199986118
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An informative volume chronicling the naval operations behind D-Day. Symonds bolsters his academic research with the narratives of sailors and soldiers who stormed the beaches. Craig L Symonds is a professor of history at the US Naval Academy.
$29.95

Omaha Beach, D-day, June 6, 1944

FRA125
Joseph Balkoski
Stackpole Books
2006
410
0811733769
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This unforgettable narrative of D-Day was reconstructed minute-by-minute through eyewitness and historical accounts by Balkoski, the Command Historian of the Maryland National Guard.
$21.95

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

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

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 Dead and Those About to Die, D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

FRA175
John C. McManus
New American Library
2015
384
0451415299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Renowned military historian John McManus delves into recently unearthed sources, including interviews with veterans, to tell the story of the 1st Infantry Division "the Big Red One." Already combat veterans of North Africa and Sicily by the time of D-Day, the 1st Infantry waged a legendary nineteen-hours-long battle against German anti-tank guns at Omaha Beach.
$16.00

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 Guns at Last Light, The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

EUR474
Rick Atkinson
Picador USA
2014
928
1250037816
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The books in Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy are epic, in-depth histories that concludes with this third effort, a chronicle of war in Western Europe: Normandy, the liberation of Paris, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and the march to Berlin. A hefty masterpiece. Atkinson is a former editor at the Washington Post and has been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes.
$23.00

Utah Beach, The Amphibious Landing And Airborne Operations on D-day, June 6, 1944

FRA188
Joseph Balkoski
Stackpole Books
2006
380
0811733777
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A complete, thorough history of the Allied operation at Utah Beach, one of the most successful assaults of the war. Balkoski, a command historian of the Maryland National Guard, gives special attention to the paratroopers that dropped behind enemy lines and contributed decisively to Allied victory.
$21.95

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

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

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

The Ministry of Fear

GBR571
Graham Greene
Penguin
2005
240
0143039113
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A thriller set in London during the Blitz by the master of atmosphere and ambiguity.
$16.00

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

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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

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

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

The Heat of the Day

GBR378
Elizabeth Bowen
Doubleday
2002
368
0385721285
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The suspenseful tale of life in London during the bombing raids of World War II. Bowen, like her character in the novel, remained in London during the raids (refusing the relative security of Ireland). Originally published in 1949.
$16.95