The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc

The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc

Ronald Reagan, D-Day and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on recently released documents from the Reagan Library archive to provide an in-depth account of the D-Day activities of the elite U.S. Army 2nd Rangers, recounting how they defended themselves for two days against Nazi counterattacks, in a volume that then describes President Reagan's fortieth-anniversary speech that commended their achievements. Simultaneous.

HARPERCOLL

Acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author of Tour of Duty Douglas Brinkley brings the riveting account of the brave U.S. Army Rangers who stormed the coast of Normandy on D-Day and the President, forty years later, who paid them homage.

U.S. and British warships poised in the English Channel had eighteen targets on their bombardment list for D-Day morning. The 100-foot promontory known as Pointe du Hoc -- where six big German guns were ensconced -- was number one. Under the bulldoggish command of Colonel James E. Rudder of Texas, these elite forces -- "Rudder's Rangers" -- took control of the fortified cliff. The liberation of Europe was under way.

Based upon recently released documents, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc is the first in-depth, anecdotal remembrance of these fearless Army Rangers. With brilliant deftness, Brinkley moves between two events four decades apart to tell the dual story of the making of Reagan's two uplifting 1984 speeches, considered by many to be among the best orations the Great Communicator ever gave.



Baker
& Taylor

Relates the D-Day activities of the elite U.S. Army 2nd Rangers, recounting how they defended themselves for two days against Nazi counterattacks, and describes President Reagan's fortieth-anniversary speech that commended their achievements.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, p2005
ISBN: 9780060759599
0060759593
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; c p2005
Additional Contributors: Reagan, Ronald

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