June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important events of World War II. If you’re interested in learning more about D-Day, LTPL has lots of books on the subject, including:
D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Stephen Ambrose: The preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century.
Agent Garbo by Stephan Talty: The little known World War II espionage story of Spaniard Juan Pujol, who convinced Hitler’s Abwehr that he had a ring of spies in Britain, only to pull off one of the greatest feats of any double agent: he fooled Hitler and disguised D-Day.
The Dead and Those About to Die by John C. McManus: A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.
The First Men In by Ed Ruggero: Often outnumbered and frequently outgunned, the men of the 82nd Airborne Division accomplished every mission, held every piece of ground gained, and helped secure the success of the greatest amphibious invasion in history.
Six Armies in Normandy by John Keegan: With dramatic, driving power, John Keegan describes the massed armies–American, Canadian, English, French, German, and Polish–at successive stages of the invasion. As he details the strategies of the military engagements, Keegan brilliantly shows how each of the armies reflected its own nation’s values and traditions.