Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780671671563, 208pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 1988
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.
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
All the vividness of a movie, and all the intelligence -- in every sense -- of fine military history.
The New York Times Book Review
An illuminating account of an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day.
New Orleans Times
A little gem. One that will be drawn from by historians of the future.
The Denver Post
The best war story this reviewer has ever read.