70 years later
As D-Day's anniversary approaches, here are three books on the decisive World War II battle.
D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (Simon & Schuster) by Stephen Ambrose is a large-format new edition, with more than 125 photographs, of the renowned historian's 1994 book, which drew on 1,000 interviews with veterans.
D-Day: Remembering the Battle That Won the War — 70 Years Later (Time Home Entertainment), by the editors of Life, combines a narrative by historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley with Life's trove of photos, including the legendary Robert Capa's photos from Omaha Beach, and much more.
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (Oxford) by Craig L. Symonds is a naval historian's account of the massive naval operation — 6,000 vessels and 1 million personnel — that led up to D-Day.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor