The Greatest War - Volume II (Mass Market)

D-Day and the Assault on Europe

By Gerald Astor

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446610476, 592pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2001

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Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris.

About the Author

World War II veteran Gerald Astor drew upon his combat experiences to author more than a dozen war books. He received his B.A. from Princeton University before working as the picture editor at Sports Illustrated during its early years and as an editor at Sport magazine, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, and Time. He died in 2008 at eighty-one.