9780545682480

D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780545682480

  • ISBN10:

    0545682487

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-08-28
  • Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
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Summary

The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people. The goal of D-Day was the total defeat of Hitler's regime, and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the French coast, the US, Great Britain, and Canada planned for the impossible.

D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but liberation, and required years to plan and total secrecy to keep the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of not only D-Day's famous players, but African Americans, women, journalists, and service members in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives, and archival photos to bring this decisive battle to vivid, thrilling life.

Author Biography

Deborah Hopkinson is the acclaimed author of over forty award-winning books, including Shutting Out the Sky, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book and a Jane Addams Peace Award Honor book; Up Before Daybreak, a Carter G. Woodson Honor Award winner; Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist and Sibert Honor book; Courage & Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark, a Sydney Taylor Notable book and Orbis Pictus Recommended title; and Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific. Deborah lives with her family near Portland, Oregon.

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