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by Ronald J. Drez,Douglas G. Brinkley

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Items related to Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio. Douglas G. Brinkley Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio CD's). ISBN 13: 9780821228890. Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio CD's). Within the book are two hour-long audio CD's containing the oral testimonies of veterans who were at Normandy. About the Author: Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at the University of New Orleans and is director of its Dwight D. Eisenhower Center for American Studies.

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Voices of Valor by Douglas Brinkley and Ronald Drez came with a richly illustrated book that provided a good, if somewhat cursory, narrative of the battle. The two audio CDs that came with the book, however, were the main reason why I had checked it out from the local library.

It includes two hourlong audio CDs - 120 minutes in all - that allow us to hear the .

It includes two hourlong audio CDs - 120 minutes in all - that allow us to hear the veteran’s own voices as they recount what they experienced at Normandy. The text of Voices of Valor - written by acclaimed historian and popular on-air consultant Douglas Brinkley and decorated Vietnam veteran and D-Day experts Ronald J. Drez - is based on those oral testimonies and waves of captivating narrative of that dramatic day. D-Day - June 6, 1944 - has been rightly called a pivotal moment in the twentieth century. With the fate of World War II hanging in the balance, 150,000 Allied soldiers took part in the largest air, land, and sea operation ever attempted.

A compilation of firsthand accounts of the Normandy invasion presents forty oral histories that recount the events of D-Day from the perspectives of the veterans themselves, accompanied by a selection of interviews on CD.
I had to get 2 copies of this book - the first hand stories of D-Day and the CD with the sound of the real story tellers is a piece of history. The first war to have the technology to make a large set of first hand stories and mass duplication - we must never forget the sacrifices of those who stormed the beached of Normandy to end Nazi atrocities. "Never Again" We need to remember why that is written in the most common languages of WWII at Dachau. Never Again.
The book was excellent; the CD was also. A good history that a lot of people are unaware of.
The service was excellent and the book was in very good condition.
What a terrific company. I had a problem with an order and they JUMPED on it and fixed it.
This book is a great investment for your library. "Voices of Valor D-Day: June 6, 1944," by Douglas Brinkley and Ronald J. Drez is meticulously-researched, superbly written, features 116 brilliant black-and-white photographs and includes two great hour long audio CD's.
The authors use veteran accounts of D-Day from the vast collection of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. Brinkley and Drez skillfully place the accounts in twelve neat chapters that fully captures the military and logistic challenge of the Allies.
In essence, General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, executed the first successful cross-channel attack since William the Conqueror pulled it off in 1066. It was a gigantic task. To this end, the authors put the puzzel together piece by piece and allow the first hand accounts of courage and carnage to explain how it was done.
Still and all, luck played a large role in the success of the Allies. Nazi meteorologists forecast a period of disturbed weather that prompted General Erwin Rommell (Germany's best general) to leave France and proceed with a June 5 trip to see Adolf Hitler...German intelligence was convinced that the First United States Army Group positioned at Dover and commanded by General George Patton (America's best general) was poised to attack Pas-de-Calasis not Normandy...there was no German air or naval patrols during the first five days of June due to bad weather; the very weather the massive allied fleet moved through undetected...moreover what was left of the German radar system failed to pick up either the air train or the sea armada...and finally the first German reports from France of the attack on Normandy were ignored by top brass in Germany.
However, the two greatest features of this book is to point out that there was no Allied back up plan...that surprise was the key to success. And secondly, that the German Army possessed the forces capable of inflicting a last-minute defeat on the Allies...that there were massive armored divisions within three days travel to the Normandy battlefield. And that there were over sixteen hundred panzers in the west that could have been sent speeding to the battle area if Hitler issued the order.
It is incredible to think that if these forces had been brought into the battle area and dispersed in France before the British and American forces could build up...that the Germans were fully capable of delivering a devastating blow on the flanks and seams of the loose-knit Allied front. This book is a tribute to the men and women who contributed to the D-Day victory. Highly recommended.
Bert Ruiz
For the vast majority of Americans, myself included, the D-Day invasion has faded into the shadows of history. We perceive it, if at all, as one of those many touchstones, or cultural icons, in the WWII story that helps us gain a viewpoint of what happened and what is about to take place. With retrospection we know D-Day was a resounding success. We are like a person who reads the last page of a novel, knows that the protagonist achieves success and then discounts all the trepidations throughout the text. This book is highly recommended because through the audio comments of participants on the two included CD's we are confronted with real trepidation and fear and anxiety. Success was not a predetermined conclusion.
A note to those buying a used edition, make sure both CD's are included. Those disks tend to get misplaced and without them the book looses significance.
This is a nice book of soldiers/sailors recollection of D-Day. The book explains the outlook of a sample of soldiers for each of the 5 D-Day beaches and reviews the obstacles which they had to overcome. Along with the written book, you get two fine CDs of the various soldiers relating their experiences on this famous day. The oral history along with the summary of the battles gives an in depth picture of what these men had to face on this day. In my viewpoint, all these men were heroes because of what they had to do.

There are other books out there that portray the battle day with more detail (The Longest Day) and some who relate experiences better (most of Ambrose's books). This is an above average book and the CDs are great material. The book and CDs are great, but there are better books on this subject. This book will not disappoint.
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Hear their voices and you won't forget the sacrifice, their authenticity and innocence in the dawn of a life changing event is not something you will ever easily forget.
"Voices of Valor" is not only a very good account of the invasion of Normandy told by eye witnesses and participants, it is very useful as a reference to someone that might not be familiar with the importance of the event and how it was carried out. The pictures are, of course, a plus as well as the two cd's. Even after reading the book, the cd's are a great listen, while traveling especially.
Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio CD's) ebook
Ronald J. Drez,Douglas G. Brinkley
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Bulfinch Press/Time Warner Group; 1st edition (May 5, 2004)
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