What are the best books about D-Day and the invasion of Normandy?

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    #1The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

    The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

    The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day is a book by historian Cornelius Ryan about D-Day. It is widely considered as the best account of the invasion of Normandy. It was originally published in 1959.

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    Harry Cox
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I feel like this was a great read, and a wonderful starting point for anyone looking to open their mind and expand it with knowledge about D-Day. Even those with an already existing knowledge of these events could benefit from this piece. It is comprehensive, and well laid out, with aspects sure to reach anyone with a slight interest!"
    Harry Cox
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I feel like this was a great read, and a wonderful starting point for anyone looking to open their mind and expand it with knowledge about D-Day. Even those with an already existing knowledge of these events could benefit from this piece. It is comprehensive, and well laid out, with aspects sure to reach anyone with a slight interest!"
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    #2Invasion! They're Coming!

    Invasion! They're Coming!

    Invasion: They're Coming!: The German Account of the D-Day Landings and the 80-Day Battle for France is a book by Paul Carell about the strategy and response from the Third Reich when they learned of D-Day. It was translated by David Johnston.

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    Brandon Valdez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Book is a very interesting read for those interested in D-Day. It does a wonderful job of casting a mostly objective narrative of the historic event. It's written well enough to the point where it feels like a wonderful story rather than simply reading about history."
    Brandon Valdez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Book is a very interesting read for those interested in D-Day. It does a wonderful job of casting a mostly objective narrative of the historic event. It's written well enough to the point where it feels like a wonderful story rather than simply reading about history."
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    #3Parachute Infantry

    Parachute Infantry
    Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich is an autobiography written by David Kenyon Webster about his memories of the invasion of the Normandy beach and the Reichstag.
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    George Young
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "History is really ineresting and I really liked this. I would read it again."
    George Young
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "History is really ineresting and I really liked this. I would read it again."
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    #4Rudder's Rangers

    Rudder's Rangers

    Rudder's Rangers is a book written by historian Ronald L. Lane detailing the lives of Lt.Col. James Rudder and his men and their importance to the D-Day invasion. It has official documents and excerpts of interviews with the people involved.

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    Janice Franklin
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "If you want to read about D-Day and Normandy, read Rudder's Rangers. This book is captivating."
    Janice Franklin
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "If you want to read about D-Day and Normandy, read Rudder's Rangers. This book is captivating."
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    #5Omaha Beach and Beyond

    Omaha Beach and Beyond
    Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter is a memoir written by John Robert Slaughter with the help and foreword of Alex Kershaw. It is about the main author's experience in the U.S. invasion of Omaha Beach.
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    Shaurya Tambe
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "a very informative book about the author's experience with d-day"
    Shaurya Tambe
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "a very informative book about the author's experience with d-day"
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    #6By Tank Into Normandy

    By Tank Into Normandy
     By Tank Into Normandy is an autobiography book written by Stuart Hills about his experiences as a 20-year-old tank engineer in the hazardous battlefields in Normandy during World War II.
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    Anthony Wade
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The story told in By Tank Into Normandy is one of many exciting and hair raising moments. The author has quite the writing style and I was able to paint some great scenes in my mind."
    Anthony Wade
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The story told in By Tank Into Normandy is one of many exciting and hair raising moments. The author has quite the writing style and I was able to paint some great scenes in my mind."
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    #7Utah Beach

    Utah Beach

    Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airbourne Operations is a book by historian Joseph Balkoski that narrates and analyses the strategy behind conquering the beach code-named Utah on June 6, 1944.

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    Stephanie Hunter
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "My boyfriend is always going on about history and the past World Wars. Recently he bought me Utah Beach because he wanted me to learn more about D-Day and what went on. This book turned out better than I thought it would and I learned a lot."
    Stephanie Hunter
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "My boyfriend is always going on about history and the past World Wars. Recently he bought me Utah Beach because he wanted me to learn more about D-Day and what went on. This book turned out better than I thought it would and I learned a lot."
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    #8A Navy Soldier on Omaha Beach

    A Navy Soldier on Omaha Beach
    A Navy Soldier on Omaha Beach is a biography written by Alan Dube about his father. Gilbert Dube, a Navy Soldier for the Americans who was sent to join the Marines on their invasion of Omaha Beach in D-Day.
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    Andrea Spencer
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book about the Navy involvement with D-Day. It's definitely a piece of history."
    Andrea Spencer
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book about the Navy involvement with D-Day. It's definitely a piece of history."

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Summary

Best books about D-Day and the invasion of Normandy
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-DayBooks 38 Paid
2Invasion! They're Coming!Books 33 Paid
3Parachute InfantryBooks 32 Paid
4Rudder's RangersBooks 28 Paid
5Omaha Beach and BeyondBooks 27 Paid
6By Tank Into NormandyBooks 24 Paid
7Utah BeachBooks 24 Paid
8A Navy Soldier on Omaha BeachBooks 20 Paid
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