D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy. Antony Beevor.
D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy
D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy
D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy
D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy

D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy

ISBN: 9780670021192
New York, NY: Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2009. First American Edition. Hardcover. "D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the invasion from June 6, 1944, up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the Fighting. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians by the Luftwaffe. The allied fleet was by far the largest amphibious assault ever attempted, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe." (from front flap) A thrilling, comprehensive account of the famous tide-turning battle of World War II by Antony Beevor (b. 1946), the acclaimed & prolific British historian. In this deeply researched volume, Beevor presents these epic events with both sweeping strokes & granular on-the-ground (& in-the-air, at-sea) anecdotes. Including a section of captioned historic photographs; maps at paste-downs, endpapers & interior. Of possible note to Third Minds is Beevor's dedication of this book "For Miles, my oldest friend"- we wonder, could that be Barry Miles, often referred to by his last name, the great bibliographer & biographer of William S. Burroughs? Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $32.95 price & "1009" printed on front flap), first American edition as stated on copyright page, published the same year as the first UK edition (2009), first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. From the collection of George V. Buehler (1933-2020), who was a prominent real estate developer & collector in Massachusetts & Arizona. We found & have retained, between rear endpaper & paste-down, a printed-out or copied document relating to Buehler's purchase of this item during 2010, folded & in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners. Another great monumental-yet-intimate work of history by Beevor, in one of its rarest original forms & with distinguished provenance (see also our item No.s 4810, 4860, 4899). Book in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a hint of rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers, spine & flaps; some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4929]

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