The Dead And Those About To Die

D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

An account of the 1st Infantry Division's D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.

By John C. McManus, PhD Read by Don Hagen Historical / History - European / Military / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10h 35m Sell Sheet
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9 Audio CDs July 19, 2016 $59.99 $47.99 9781520020129 Add to Cart
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							Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. As the men hit the beach, their equipment destroyed or washed away, soldiers cut down by the dozens, courageous heroes emerged. The Dead and Those About to Die draws on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources,  including interviews with veterans. The result is history at its finest, the unforgettable story of the Big Red One’s nineteen hours of hell—and their ultimate triumph—on June 6, 1944.

“Magnificent! I could not put this book down. John McManus has expanded our knowledge of D-Day history by a considerable factor. It is a great read and will appeal to both devoted students of World War II as well as those with a more casual interest. Don't miss it!” - Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach and Utah Beach

“I closed this book with the deepest respect.” - Paul Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

“[A] powerful book.” - St. Louis Post–Dispatch