Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day by Cornelius Ryan
I have an upcoming trip to France, and one of the places I'll visit is Normandy. In preparation for the D-Day tour I've signed up for, I wanted to learn more about just what happened on June 6, 1944.
On Amazon, this book was the highest ranked book about D-Day, so I picked it up. It covers 24 hours and what was going on for both sides.
Wow, this book had me thinking about D-Day all week. Riveting, informative, fascinating, and sobering. And, very readable.
I learned a ton of new things, and I am even more excited about visiting Normandy than I was when I signed up for the tour. In fact, I am inspired to read some more about D-Day and about WWII in preparation for my trip.
Recommended if you're interested in WWII, or even if you're just up for learning something new.
Posted by Elaine at 10:26 PM