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Citizen Soldiers

Title: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Category: Nonfiction, History, World War II

Review: This book is another great one by author Stephen Ambrose. It is written from both views of the American and German soldiers. The book starts from D-Day and takes you to the end of the war in Europe. It contains four sections and 19 chapters and has over 400 pages. I think what I like about the book most is that the author doesn’t just pick one view, but takes on both views. He worked very hard in interviewing several American soldiers, for example, during their stay in Europe in several battles that they were in. You will find that the author is in depth on the battle of Ardennes, the Rhine, and several others before Germany fell into the hands of the Americans. You see through the eyes of both sides and I love that about the author. He gives a view that most others do not. If you want to learn about the battles of Europe, specifically from June 1944 – May 1945 then this is the book to get. I also recommend Stephen E. Ambrose as a general author to read. He is one of the best authors I have ever read and I keep going back to him.

Rating: *****


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