Normandy '44 - D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
We will publish in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of D-Day and thus expect widespread reviews, media coverage, and opportunities for interviews tied to anniversary proceedings.D-Day and the campaign for Normandy is one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of war. Re-examining archives and drawing on eye-witness testimonies from all sides—Allied, German, civilian—Holland offers vital new perspective for anyone interested in the history of World War II.
James Holland is a rising star among military and WWII historians. His great skill lies in narrating the big picture through the experiences of those who lived through the events—leaders and, especially, unknown characters on both sides. He is a superb storyteller and a stellar historian.
Normandy ’44 follows on the heels of Big Week, the story of the dramatic air campaign that turned the war in the Allies’ favor and ultimately proved crucial to the success of D-Day. It will be followed by the last volume of Holland’s remarkable War in the West trilogy.
Holland is rapidly gaining a following in the U.S. He has an open invitation to speak at the World War II Museum in New Orleans and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, among other venues.
Big Week, The Rise of Germany, and The Allies Strike Back were all named Military History Book Club Main Selections, and The Allies Strike Back was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month (History).
Holland directs the very popular Chalke Valley History Festival every summer in the U.K.