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The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 [The Young Readers Adaptation]
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Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the...
Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the...
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  • Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike!

    This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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  • Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy—An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History), The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light—as well as The Long Gray Line and other books. His many additional awards include a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, a George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Atkinson has adapted his adult book THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT for young readers, and narrator Jason Culp's authoritative tone works well for this audience. It's no easy task to cover the events critical to the end of WWII. The story of the Normandy Invasion has an extensive cast--from Churchill to Rommel--a plethora of dramatic events transpiring in multiple countries, and astounding statistics like the 301,000 Allied vehicles gathered for the invasion and the 3,000 tons of maps. Culp assumes accents successfully and reads dramatically. Atkinson's research is thorough, his writing suspenseful. Still, covering each event fully creates a narrative so jam-packed with details that, despite the best efforts of author and narrator, the audio is sometimes overwhelming. It may work better on the page, where pictures provide relief and chapters give more clarity. S.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine

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