The Illustrated 70th Anniversary Archive Edition
Cornelius Ryan, Introduction by Doug McCabe - All books by this author
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany and essentially spur the campaign that would end World War II. Nowhere are the landings at Normandy captured more eloquently and dramatically than in Cornelius Ryan’s classic book The Longest Day. Widely considered to be the most important book on D-Day ever written, The Longest Day has sold tens of millions of copies in 18 different languages, and inspired a star-studded 1962 film by the same name.
This new collector's edition of The Longest Day commemorates the 70th anniversary of the invasion with previously unpublished printed and audio archive material. Inside the beautifully designed slipcase, readers will find an unabridged reprint of the classic text, 120 meticulously researched photographs of D-Day, plus 30 previously unseen and unpublished removable facsimile documents from Ryan’s own archive, including:
From the Reviews:
"A dramatic, moving masterpiece, a living memorial to the men who died and as suspenseful as the most gripping mystery story."
Chicago Sunday Tribune
"If you have read all the accounts of D-Day or none of them, if you were in the fighting or on the sidelines, you will be spellbound, as I was, by this magnificent retelling of a glorious and tragic story."
Lt. Gen. James Gavin
"D-Day’s most beloved epic retelling has been upscaled as a sumptuous coffee-table book stuffed with memorabilia and handsomely protected by a study slipcase….Beautiful and informative, this collector’s edition lives up to the original work’s reputation."
World War II Magazine
"The extra material provided in this special anniversary edition complements Ryan's terrific prose, making this version of The Longest Day well worth having."
America In World War II Magazine
About The Author:
Cornelius Ryan joined the London staff of Reuters News Agency in 1941. In 1943, he joined the staff of the London Daily Telegraph as a war correspondent. He was at Normandy twice on D-Day, on a bomber flying over the beaches, and on a patrol boat that took him back after he landed in England. Upon the activation of Patton’s 3rd Army in Normandy after D-Day, Ryan joined that force and covered its activities until the end of the war in Europe.
Hardcover with slipcase, audio CD and 30 removable facsimile documents / 256 Pages / 9 1/2 x 12 / 2014