Books by Stephen E. Ambrose and Complete Book Reviews

Stephen E. Ambrose, Author . Simon & Schuster $24 (288p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0275-6
Before his recent, untimely death from cancer, Ambrose seemed to feel he had reached that age when a historian should write a memoir, which means writing yet another history book but replacing footnotes and analysis with anecdotes and opinions....
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $22.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-52836-2
This auspicious opener in a projected two-volume life of Richard Nixon carries the California grocer's son from his school days to the vice-presidency and his subsequent failure to win the governorship of his home state. Ambrose, a professor of...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Touchstone $30 (512p) ISBN 978-0-684-81107-9
Ambrose has written prolifically about men who were larger than life: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Colonel Custer. Here he takes on half of the two-headed hero of American exploration: Meriwether Lewis. Ambrose, his wife and five children have...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author University Press of Mississippi $35 (240p) ISBN 978-1-57806-026-9
With its 15 essays (eight previously unpublished, the remaining published in various journals over the course of 30 years), this is a precis of a brilliant career. Reflecting such works as Crazy Horse and Custer, D-Day, Undaunted Courage and...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $28 (432p) ISBN 978-0-684-84609-5
Eminent historian Ambrose notes that he once viewed the investors and businessmen who built the transcontinental railroad as robber barons who bilked the government and the public. But in his rough-and-tumble, triumphant saga--sure to appeal to the...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $27.5 (656p) ISBN 978-0-671-69188-2
Ambrose pulls no punches in his startlingly frank look at Nixon (``He was heroic, admirable, and inspiring while simultaneously being dishonorable, despicable, and a horrible example'') but notes that while working on his three-volume project begun...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author . S&S $17.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-689-86448-3
The late historian Ambrose (The Good Fight) revisits the subject of his adult bestseller Undaunted Courage in this posthumous novel, a fictional diary account of the real-life George Shannon's adventures as the youngest member of the Lewis and...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $24.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-52837-9
This second volume of Ambrose's biography begins with Nixon's drive to the presidency, which began, in the author's view, on November 7, 1962, with the ``You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore'' press conference following his failure to be...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $25 (336p) ISBN 978-0-671-76922-2
Ambrose ( Pegasus Bridge ) narrates in vivid detail the adventures, misadventures, triumphs and tragedies of a single U.S. Army infantry company over its span of organizational life. Formed in July 1944 and deactivated in November 1945, E Company...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Anchor Books $17 (560p) ISBN 978-0-385-47966-0
Military historian Ambrose examines the connections between the Indian chief and the cavalry officer who fought at Little Bighorn. (June)
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-70107-9
In this admiring and enormously readable revision/condensation of his acclaimed two-volume biography, published in 1983 and 1984, Ambrose reminds us that this ``great and good man'' was the most successful general of the greatest war ever fought and
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Atheneum Books $24.99 (96p) ISBN 978-0-689-84361-7
Veteran adult historian Ambrose (D-Day June 6, 1944; Citizen Soldiers) hits the mark with this patriotic photo-survey of America's involvement in WWII. His highly visual and textually concise approach make clear the giant scope of a war that truly...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author . Simon & Schuster $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0339-5
Brought to life by best-selling historian Ambrose (author of more than 20 books), here is one of America's forgotten workhorse weapons of WWII—the B-24 bomber. Carrying a heavier payload than the glamorous B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24,...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Touchstone Books $16 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-79208-4
Ambrose continues to pull no punches in his third volume on the former president; highly recommended for those seeking to fathom the Nixon enigma. Photos. (Oct.)
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author Simon & Schuster $28 (400p) ISBN 978-0-684-85628-5
Ambrose has established himself as both a major biographer of Dwight Eisenhower and the definitive chronicler of America's combat soldiers in the D-Day campaign of 1944-45. But after Citizen Soldiers, he'd sworn off war and given away his WWII books.
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Stephen E. Ambrose, Introduction by Simon & Schuster $27.5 (512p) ISBN 978-0-684-81525-1
The story of the front-line American combatants who took WWII to the Germans from Normandy to the Elbe River makes, in Ambrose's expert hands, for an outstanding sequel to his D-Day (1994). These men are frequently dismissed as winning victories by...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Albano, Author Simon & Schuster $35 (656p) ISBN 978-0-671-67334-5
Ambrose's account of the D-Day fighting on the Normandy beaches and bluffs is unsurpassed for detail, emotion and suspense. Quoting liberally from the recollections of participants, he reveals how the massive cross-Channel effort stretched back two...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Griffith, Author Simon & Schuster $18 (656p) ISBN 978-0-684-80137-7
Using eyewitness accounts from both sides of the battlefield, Ambrose reconstructs the invasion that turned the tables of WWII in favor of the allies. (June)
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Douglas G. Brinkley, Joint Author, Sam Abell, Photographer . National Geographic $40 (288p) ISBN 978-0-7922-6913-7
"The Mississippi River alone represents more than 2,350 miles of America's lifeblood," write Ambrose and Brinkley of the waterway known as Old Man River and America's River. This lively narrative is built around the authors' trip
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Breunig, Author Touchstone Books $16 (736p) ISBN 978-0-671-72506-8
This is the second volume of Ambrose's biography, chronicling Nixon's drive to the presidency and his term of office. PW praised the author, saying ``he offers a more rounded and detailed view of Richard M. Nixon . . . than has yet been published''...
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, C. L. Sulzberger, Author Viking Books $60 (640p) ISBN 978-0-670-87474-3
Sulzberger's text for the first version (1966) of this lavishly illustrated history was intended for general readers who had direct experience with the Second World War. It sold nearly one million copies. Ambrose's updating facilitates understanding
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Author, Jeffrey de Munn, Read by Simon & Schuster Audio $26 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-0643-4
On May 10, 1869, telegraphers sent the word done from Promontory Point, Utah, throughout the nation, signaling the completion of what Walt Whitman referred to as ""the road between Europe and Asia."" The transcontinental railroad, which connected...
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