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Description - Utah Beach by Joseph Balkoski

Balkoski is in top form in this groundbreaking analysis of the other half of America's D-Day.--Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel Although the assault on Utah Beach ultimately became one of the most successful military operations of World War II, its outcome was anything but certain. Not only was Utah the most isolated of the five D-Day beaches, but the airborne assault was of unprecedented size and complexity. Despite the perils, American troops confidently cascaded into that far corner of Normandy and contributed decisively to the Allied triumph on D-Day. With verve and authority, Balkoski describes how that victory was won.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811733779
ISBN-10: 0811733777
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Balkoski

Joseph Balkoski is a historian specializing in the history of D-Day and the Normandy campaign. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. He resided in Normandy during the summer of 2001 to study the D-Day beaches and Normandy battlefields, and he has conducted several "battlefield staff rides" there for current U.S. Army soldiers as part of their military training.

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