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Boys of Pointe du Hoc Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U. S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion

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ISBN-10: 0060565306

ISBN-13: 9780060565305

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley

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The 100-foot promontory known as Pointe du Hoc -- where six big German guns were ensconced -- was the number one target of the heavy U.S. and British warships poised in the English Channel on D-Day morning. Facing arguably the toughest task to befall U.S. forces during the war, the brave men of the Army 2nd Ranger Battalion boldly took control of the fortified cliff and set in motion the liberation of Europe. Based upon recently released documents, here is the first in-depth, anecdotal remembrance of these fearless Army Rangers. Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley deftly moves between events four decades apart to tell two riveting stories: the making of Ronald Reagan's…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the…    

Introduction: Setting the Stage
Darby's Rangers
Rudder's Rangers
Climbing the Cliffs, Destroying the Guns
Reagan's Hollywood War
Peggy Noonan Prepares for Pointe du Hoc
Reagan's Normandy Day
After the Speeches
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes and Sources
Acknowledgments
Index