Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kindle Daily Deal: Omaha Beach (91% off!)

Today's KDD: Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944, by Joseph Balkoski. Normally $21.95, now $1.99!

434 pages.  42 reviews, 41 of them four stars and above.  4.7 out of 5 average.

I do think this is the best reviewed book I've ever posted.   Amazon reviewer A. Zejori said, in 2004:

I haven't read every single book on D-Day and Omaha Beach so I suppose calling this one THE ONE is a bit of an overextension, but I feel comfortable doing it and here's why.  Joseph Balkoski has got to be the single best historian on D-Day alive today.  His research is absolutely amazing.  He has found after-action reports taken just days after the invasion.  He's walked the beach, lived in Normandy and focuses almost exclusively on original, primary sources as close to the action as possible.  Now that is research.

91% off, today only!

"Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan." -- John Hillen, New York Post

In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach. Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, Omaha Beach is the closest the modern reader can get to experiencing the Normandy landings firsthand.

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