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Ambrose, Stephen E.

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Most widely held works by Stephen E Ambrose
Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 5,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though primarily a biography of Meriwether Lewis, this book also provides fascinating sketches of Thomas Jefferson, William Clark, Sacagawea, & other contemporaries
Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

87 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ardennes -- Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable group. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments. They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them. This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal -- it was a badge of office." -- Book jacket
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

55 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944, had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. The true story of D-Day, as Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers - junior officers and enlisted men - taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall when they realized that nothing was as they had been told it would be. This is a brilliant telling of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches, based on information only now available, from American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, from government and private archives, from never before utilized sources on the home front, gathered and analyzed by the author, who has made D-Day his life work. Ambrose's first interview was with General Eisenhower in 1964, his last with paratroopers from the 101st Airborne in 1993. Called the premier American narrative and military historian, Ambrose explains the most important day of the twentieth century. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France to launch the invasion. It ends at midnight, June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, this is the story of individuals rather than units. It moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a British private, from Field Marshal Rommel to a German sergeant. Ambrose covers the politics of D-Day, from Churchill's resistance to the operation to Stalin's impatience and Roosevelt's concern. On the other side were Hitler's command structure, German policy, and the plot against the Fuhrer. This is the epic victory of democracy in winner-take-all combat. When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the Boy Scouts. Ambrose shows how wrong he was
Citizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 4,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to D-DAY opens at 00:01 hours, June 7, 1944 on the Normandy Beaches and ends at 02:45 hours, May 7, 1945. In between comes the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout of Saint-Lo, the Falaise gap, Patton tearing through France, the liberation of Paris, the attempt to leap the Rhine in operation Market-Garden, the near-miraculous German recovery, the battles around Metz and in the Huertgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the bridge at Remagen and, finally, the overunning of Germany. From the enlisted men and junior officers, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from those on both sides of the war. The experience of these citizen soldiers reveals the ordinary sufferings and hardships of war. They overcame their fear and inexperience, the mistakes of their high command and their enemy to win the war
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 4,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad-the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads, against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the brave men, the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation
Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

132 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this eighth revised edition of "Rise to Globalism" now in paperback offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present. Ambrose also wrote bestsellers "Undaunted Courage" and "D-Day."
The wild blue : the men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 3,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes references to George McGovern, who became a United States senator and a presidential candidate. He flew thirty-five missions (all the Army would allow) and received the Distinguished Flying Cross
Americans at war by Stephen Ambrose( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of American warfare from the Civil War through Vietnam and the Cold War, looking at the experiences of both leaders and the led and how American democracy defines itself through these conflicts
The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 2,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives, from the high command Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton--on down through officers and enlisted men--to re-create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime
Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2. The President. A portrait of the man, both decent and complex, who is increasingly regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest Presidents. "Volume two of Ambrose's biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, this one covering his years as President of the United States. A chronological account of Ike's endeavors, successes, and many frustrations during the 1950s and 1960s"--Amazon.com
Crazy Horse and Custer : the parallel lives of two American warriors by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 2,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of these two men: parallel lives that paved the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations -- one red, one white -- fighting for possession of the open prairie
Nixon by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is volume one of a biography of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon, covering his life from birth through 1962
Ike's spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the transformation of the wartime Office of Strategic Services into the Central Intelligence Agency and the growth of America's intelligence community
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
The Supreme Commander : the war years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II. Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the Associate Editor of the General's official papers, analyzes Eisenhower's difficult military decisions and his often co
Pegasus Bridge : June 6, 1944 by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an account of the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II
The good fight : how World War II was won by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary chronicle of World War II for young readers
Comrades : brothers, fathers, heroes, sons, pals by Stephen E Ambrose( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores male friendships, including those between brothers, fathers and sons, soldiers and more
War comes again : comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War II by G. S Boritt( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War and World War II stand as the two great cataclysms of American history. Now, In War Comes Again, eleven eminent historians - all veterans of the Second World War - offer an illuminating comparison of these two epic events in our national life."--Résumé de l'éditeur
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently
 
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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
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Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's NestD-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War IICitizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938The wild blue : the men and boys who flew the B-24s over GermanyAmericans at warThe victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II
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Амброз, Стивен 1936-2002

אמברוז, סטיבן

אמברוז, סטיבן א.

אמברוז, סטפן א

סטיבן אמברוז היסטוריון אמריקאי

استیون ای. امبروز تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ستيفن أمبروز مؤرخ أمريكي

ستيفن إي. أمبروز، 1936-2002

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암브로스, 스티븐 E. 1936-2002

앰브로스, 스테판 1936-2002

앰브로스, 스테판 E. 1936-2002

앰브로스, 스티븐 E. 1936-2002

앰브로즈, 스티븐 E. 1936-2002

アンブローズ, スティーブン

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