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Garrett Graff to Release New Book on Oral History of D-Day

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Watergate comes the most up-to-date and complete account of D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history and the moment that secured the Allied victory in World War II.

Cover of Garrett Graff's book 'When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day,' which has white text with text "When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day, Garrett M. Graff, Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist" over a black and white photo of a D-Day army brigade.

D-Day is one of history’s greatest and most unbelievable military and human triumphs. Though the full campaign lasted just over a month, the surprise landing of over 150,000 Allied troops on the morning of June 6, 1944, is understood to be the moment that turned the tide for the Allied forces and ultimately led to the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II. Now, a new book from bestselling author and historian Garrett M. Graff explores the full impact of this world-changing event — from the secret creation of landing plans by top government and military officials and organization of troops, to the moment the boat doors opened to reveal the beach where men fought for their lives and the future of the free world.

Fascinating, action-packed, and filled with impressive detail, When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day captures a human drama like no other, and offers a fitting tribute to the men and women of the Greatest Generation.

Coming June 2024. Preorder your copy here.