Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge Cover

Pegasus Bridge

By Stephen E. Ambrose

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780671671563, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 1988

Advertisement
Description
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II.
This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality--the stuff of all great adventures.


Praise For Pegasus Bridge

Los Angeles Herald Examiner


All the vividness of a movie, and all the intelligence -- in every sense -- of fine military history.



Drew Middleton
The New York Times Book Review

An illuminating account of an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day.



James Pitts
New Orleans Times

A little gem. One that will be drawn from by historians of the future.




Noland Norgaard
The Denver Post

The best war story this reviewer has ever read.

Advertisement