Cornelius Ryan

1 The Longest Day

Author : Cornelius Ryan
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-02-16
Description :  <b>The unparalleled work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II -- now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.</b><br /><br />Newly in print for the first time in years, this is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glow and tragedy, <i>The Longest Day</i> painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.<br /><br />For this new edition of <i>The Longest Day,</i> the original photographs used in the first 1959 edition have been reassembled and painstakingly reproduced, and the text has been freshly reset. Here is a book that is a must for any follower of history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

2 A Bridge Too Far

Author : Cornelius Ryan
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-02-16
Description :  The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.<br /><br /><i>A Bridge Too Far</i> is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day.<br /><br />In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters—from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders—Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. <i>A Bridge Too Far</i> superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

3 The Last Battle

Author : Cornelius Ryan
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States  Europe 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-02-16
Description :  <b>The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day.</b><br /><br />The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come.<br /><br /><i>The Last Battle</i> is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win."<br /><br /><i>The Last Battle</i> is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

4 “One Minute to Ditch!”

Author : Cornelius Ryan
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-01-18
Description :  Prize-winning True Stories of the Supreme Moment—When Men Suddenly Face Death<br /><br />Some of these true stories are already famous because they have been dramatized on television. All of them take you straight to the heart of great moments of crisis.<br /><br />You’ll know what it’s like to look down at the wide Pacific and realize that your plane is going to ditch there.<br /><br />You’ll twist the wheel of your racing car as it takes a narrow turn at Indianapolis.<br /><br />You’ll struggle in cabin 56 of the S.S. Andrèa Doria during its five last frantic hours.<br /><br />In these and other stories, Cornelius Ryan, ace journalist, has caught the essence of that split-second that may be a man’s last. Two of these pieces have won Benjamin Franklin Magazine awards.<br /><br />“One Minute To Ditch!”—Thirty-one men, women and children high over the mid-Pacific in a failing plane. (Dramatized on TV.)<br /><br />Five Desperate Hours in Cabin 56—A story of the sinking of the S.S. Andrèa Doria told in gripping minute-by-minute detail. (Dramatized on TV.)<br /><br />The Major of St. Lô—A classic of the Normandy invasion, an unforgettable true story of quiet heroism. (Dramatized on TV.)<br /><br />These and other factual accounts are moving documents of crisis: of courage against the sudden fact of very possible death.

5 The Star Spangled Mikado

Author : Frank Kelley & Cornelius Ryan
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Asia  Europe 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-07-26
Description :  Two correspondents in Tokyo describe, breezily and none too reverently, various phases of the American occupation of Japan, including MacArthur’s efforts to lay a basis for democratic government. They do not impugn the General’s motives, but they feel that he is relying on the very people who backstopped Japanese expansionism before and are preparing to do it again.



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