Everything We Have: D-Day 6.6.'44

By Gordon H. Mueller (Author), Tom Brokaw (Foreword), The National WWII Museum (Author)


Format Hardcover


Everything We Have: D-Day 6.6.'44

by Gordon H. Mueller, Tom Brokaw, The National WWII Museum



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Produced in association with the US National World War II Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this remarkable volume explores that historic event through the museum’s archives of personal accounts and objects.
With a foreword by Tom Brokaw.
“This superbly illustrated work of military and oral history is both a defining introduction and a vivid refresher to D-Day.” —Booklist

June 6, 1944—D-Day—is a date that will live forever in history. More than 150,000 troops landed on five beaches, with over 20,000 reported casualties on both sides. Rather than looking at the big picture, recounted so often, Everything We Have: D-Day 6.6.'44 tells the personal stories of the people involved, in their own words. Rare documents, artifacts, and firsthand accounts from The National WWII Museum’s official archives provide rare and poignant insight into the thoughts and feelings of those soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy.
“Searing, stoic, and sardonic firsthand accounts, along with photographs, letters, maps, and artifacts, record the drastic realities of D-Day, the massive and “audacious Allied invasion” of German-occupied France on June 6, 1944, by air, sea, and land. Many of the testimonies and images in this extraordinarily vital volume have never been seen publicly before, and all are drawn from the invaluable collection of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Following Tom Brokaw’s powerful foreword, founding museum president Mueller provides the dramatic narration detailing each phase of operations. American pilots, paratroopers, sailors, soldiers, medics, nurses, engineers, a combat photographer, and more recount their harrowing experiences in sections devoted to the assaults against Utah Beach, Omaha Beach (“hell on earth”), and the daunting 100-foot-high cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. There’s no forgetting the testimonies of parachutist Robert Williams, Jewish private Harold Baumgarten, eloquent high-school English teacher turned navy lieutenant Howard Vander Beek, and William Dabney, an African American corporal. This superbly illustrated work of military and oral history is both a defining introduction and a vivid refresher to D-Day.” — Booklist
YA: YAs will gain ready insight into D-Day via this vivid and defining illustrated chronicle pegged to individual experiences.

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Gordon H. Mueller, PhD, former historian and Vice Chancellor at the University of New Orleans, served as Founding President and CEO of The National WWII Museum. During a distinguished career at the university, Mueller made his mark as a popular teacher, dean, and vice chancellor. He continues to lead overseas WWII tours and speaks widely on the war experience, the nature of the American Spirit, and nonprofit leadership.

Pub Date: 3/5/2019

ISBN: 9780233005812

Price: $34.95

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 256 pages, 150 color & b-w photos

Trim: 8.5 x 11 Inches

Territories: US Only

Category: History / World War II

Publisher: Carlton Books

Carton Quantity: 8