The following works were used to compile these articles:
Ambrose, Stephen E., The Supreme Commander (1970), a wartime
biography of Eisenhower by the premiere Eisenhower scholar, and
D-Day: June 6, 1944 (1994), a look at the common soldier's side of
Baldwin, Hanson, Battles Lost and Won (1966). D-Day provides a
poignant chapter in the sprightly history of the war's high points.
Blumenson, Martin, The Battle of the Generals (1993). An
American historian argues that Allied infighting and indecision in
Normandy ruined a chance to end the war right then and there. This
book lionizes Patton. Also, by the same author, "A Deaf Air To
Clausewitz," in Parameters, Summer 1993. This article says
Eisenhower sought to conquer ground instead of the enemy.
Botting, Douglas, and the editors of Time-Life, The Second
Front (1978). D-Day gets the Time-Life treatment - lots of
pictures, a breezy text.
Boyne, Walter J., Clash of Wings (1994). This history of WW II
in the air makes the point that only air superiority made D-Day
Bradley, Omar, with Blair, Clay, A General's Life (1983).
Bradley's second autobiography, often bitter, always revealing.
Calvocoressi, Peter, et al., Total War (revised edition, 1989).
A deep, literate look by a team of Britons at the entire war.
Cawthon, Charls, "D-Day: What It Meant," in American Heritage,
April/May 1994. A historian argues persuasively that D-Day proved
decisive long after war's end.
Chalfont, Alun, Montgomery of Alamein (1976). A brief and tart
biography by a British historian, with special attention to
personalities and their impact on coalition warfare.
Churchill, Winston S., Closing the Ring (1951) and Triumph and
Tragedy (1953). Readers can almost hear Churchill's eloquent
frustration at having Overlord override his Mediterranean approach
to defeating Germany.
D-Day Museum, Portsmouth, D-Day (undated). Among other things,
this slick booklet offers photos of D-Day's leaders, weaponry -
even its shoulder patches.
D'Este, Carlo, Decision in Normandy (1983). This American
historian takes Montgomery to task, severely.
Drez, Ronald J. (editor), Voices of D-Day (1994). Snippets of
oral history from those who there on June 6, 1944.
Dupuy, R.E., and Dupuy, T.N., The Encyclopedia of Military
History (1977). D-Day in context, with World War II and with the
entire history of war.
Dupuy, T.N., A Genius for War (1977). Why was the German army
so damned good? Mostly leadership, says this American military
Eisenhower Foundation, D-Day: The Normandy Invasion in
Retrospect (1971). Essays by various experts take the long-range
look at such topics as logistics. …