Close of the Battle of Normandy: "The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944" by Michael Neiberg. PART 2 of 2.

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(PhotoAerial view of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza))

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Close of the Battle of Normandy: "The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944" by Michael Neiberg. PART 2 of 2.

Review Publishers Weekly, starred review “[A] vivid account…. Neiberg skillfully describes six days of disorganized but bloody urban warfare between poorly armed Frenchmen and mostly unenthusiastic Germans until a French regiment, in defiance of Allied orders, entered the city. While hardly a great victory and followed by a nasty vengeance against collaborators, Paris's liberation produced ecstatic delight throughout the West, making it one of the few feel-good stories of the war, and Neiberg, with a close-up and evocative narrative, delivers a thoroughly satisfying history.”

Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers “Michael Neiberg's talents as a scholar and storyteller brilliantly present the complex realities underlying the liberation of Paris in 1944, when the City of Light regained its freedom through the risks and sacrifices of its people.”

Kirkus Reviews “Neiberg's taut narrative explains how the liberation played out.... An evenhanded, efficient account of one of World War II's signature moments.”

Dallas Morning News “[A] compelling, well-researched narrative.... The story of how Paris ultimately was saved is complex and inspiring and richly told by Neiberg.”

Philadelphia Inquirer “[A] riveting account of a generally neglected subplot of the war.... [Neiberg] is especially adroit in charting the course of French politics in the mid-1940s.”

San Antonio Express-News “Spellbinding.... Although a myriad of books have been written on World War II, Neiberg's work is freshly delivered with a love and passion for a city and its people that brings to life not only the fear and pain the city experienced under Nazi rule, but also for the hope its liberation inspired in Parisians and free men everywhere.”