'A knockout reassessment of one of the Second World War's great set-piece battles. Swoops from the vicious close-quarter fighting in the hedgerows to the petrified French onlookers and onwards to the political leaders wrestling with monumental decisions'
'Beevor has succeeded brilliantly. D-Day can sit proudly alongside his other masterworks on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin. Superbly brings the events of that summer to life again' Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph
'As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there . . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement'
Giles Foden, Guardian
'A magnificent portrait of the horrors, splendours and absurdities of the greatest campaign of the western war. A master of the art of casting brilliant new illumination upon familiar themes . . . Beevor has assembled a mass of unfamiliar sources, fresh voices, and untold anecdotes to create a saga as impressive as Stalingrad and Berlin. As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get. A worthy memorial' Max Hastings, Sunday Times
'D-Day is a triumph of research . . . on almost every page there's some little detail that sticks in the mind or tweaks the heart. This is a terrific, inspiring, heart-breaking book'
Sam Leith, Daily Mail
'It tells a thrilling story, with all Beevor's narrative mastery'
Chris Patten, Financial Times
'A quite outstanding book . . . a truly outstanding historian of war'
Michael Howard, Standpoint
'Impeccable, splendid, thoroughly researched and gripping. Beevor is master of narrative, expertly blending the grand sweep with the telling anecdote'
Dominic Sandbrook, Observer