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The Victors Audiobook

The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II

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If you left the film Saving Private Ryan with the impression that World War II was winding down after all that misery, The Victors will shatter that perception. The Allies were heading into almost a year of errors and were slow-going in the effort to beat the Nazis. Ambrose uses his familiar soldier vignettes to paint a terrible picture of exhaustion and death on the front lines, while U.S. and British commanders try to rally against the Nazis and their last-minute offensive. His theme is that American character defeated the hierarchy-bound Germans; a controversial thesis. But the story is gripping, political, and richer even than Tom Hanks' depiction of the war. (John B.)

Publisher's Summary

From America's preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end; 11 months later, on May 7, 1945. To create this astonishing narrative, Ambrose draws from his 5 acclaimed works about that conflict, particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers. As always, it is the ordinary boys and men who command Ambrose's attention and awe. The Victors tells their collective story of how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories, from the high command - Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton - on down through officers and enlisted men, to recreate the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime.

©1998 Stephen E. Ambrose, All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster Audio, All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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  • K. Mckenna
    Braintree, MA
    28/09/07
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    "The Stephen Ambrose highlight reel"

    Not a whole lot new here if you read Stephen Ambrose books. Stephen Ambrose seems to use passages from other books he's written constantly. I have read 5 of his books and all have whole paragrphs ripped from one or another of his other books.

    I sort of feel cheated actually.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    16/06/06
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    "Interesting Listening"

    Ambrose is a master of this kind of work. The narration is clear and does not get in the way of the great writing. I had hoped for more of an insight into Eisenhower whereas the work is really much more about the whole European Theatre of Operations. There is a fair amount of material which is really a cut & paste from Band Of Brothers and/or D Day by the same author but this material is appropriate and does not suffer from repetition. A good listen for anybody who has even the slightest interest in this period of history.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Donald
    ALBEMARLE,, NC, United States
    19/03/14
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    "Mislead and Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Victors?

    From the book description I was lead to believe the Steven Ambrose was going to address the personalities of Eisenhower and the Generals that reported to him. I was very interested to read how the massive personalities and egos of WWII interacted. To read insight into the disagreements and politics of high military command. This text delivered on none of that.

    Instead, It is primarily a rehash of Ambrose's other work. There was little in this book that was new. Basically a rereading of parts of "Band of Brothers."


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen E. Ambrose again?

    Yes. Ambrose is an excellent writer and has a great passion for the history of WWII.
    The "Band of Brothers" was excellent. And another title that I cannot recall currently, I wound informative and a good read. This particular text did not deliver on what the book jacket implied would be covered. To little new stories, a lot of the same old, same old.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada
    19/11/10
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    "Abridged too far"

    It is, alas, too much like a highlight reel (as another reviewer noted) and if I'd noticed it was abridged, I'd never have bought it. My mistake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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