Summary: The author of the 1,000,000 copy bestseller, Undaunted Courage (recently adapted for a PBS documentary by Ken Burns), D-Day and Citizen Soldiers--all New York Times bestsellers--presents a brilliant new collection of essays.
Collected here for the first time are fifteen essays that span over 100 years of American history--and the remarkable thirty-year career of America's foremost historian.
Ambrose's vivid and compell ...show moreing essays take you to the heart of America's wars, from Grant's stunning Fourth of July victory at Vicksburg, to Nixon's surprise Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Ambrose brings to life the ambition and charisma that led to Custer's great success in the Civil War and fateful disaster at Little Big Horn. With vivid imagery and precise commentary, he puts you on the beaches of Normandy with the common footsoldier and in the headquarters of America's great commanders, Eisenhower, Patton and MacArthur. He takes you to the trenches of the homefront, ground zero of the Atomic Bomb, and into the arsenals of the twenty-first century. ...show less