Stephen E. Ambrose
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Stephen E. Ambrose

Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than 30 books. Among his New York Times best-sellers are: Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage.He was not only a great author, but also a captivating speaker, with the unique ability to provide insight into the future by employing his profound knowledge of the past. His stories demonstrate how leaders use trust, friendship and shared experiences to work together and thrive during conflict and change. His philosophy about keeping an audience engaged is put best in his own words: "As I sit at my computer, or stand at the podium, I think of myself as sitting around the campfire after a day on the trail, telling stories that I hope will have the members of the audience, or the readers, leaning forward just a bit, wanting to know what happens next." Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He was the Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans, and the founder of the National D-Day Museum. He was also a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History, a member of the board of directors for American Rivers, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council Board. His talents have not gone unnoticed by the film industry. Dr. Ambrose was the historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's movie Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks purchased the film rights to his books Citizen Soldiers and Band of Brothers to make the 13-hour HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. He has also participated in numerous national television programs, including ones for the History Channel and National Geographic.

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    • Band of Brothers

    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,862

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Expectations Met

    • By Scott on 02-12-13
    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 03-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4,241 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • D-Day

    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,059

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is an awesome story about the greatest day

    • By Randy on 12-11-12
    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147 ratings

    Regular price: $40.95

    • Undaunted Courage

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412

    Meriwether Lewis and his partner, William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights on their 1803 cross-country trip to unexplored West....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome! But...

    • By sucks like poo on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 778

    Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading, excellent narration

    • By Jeremy on 06-30-11

    Regular price: $46.95

    • Nothing Like It in the World

    • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393

    Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this book.

    • By Judd Bagley on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Crazy Horse and Custer

    • The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the US 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Dennis Larocque on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Supreme Commander

    • The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 342

    In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love military history... this.

    • By officerdicky on 12-25-16

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Wild Blue

    • The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    The very young men who flew the B24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were an exemplary band of brothers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dad was a B-24 pilot

    • By Sharon on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Pegasus Bridge

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story told in greater detal

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Lewis & Clark

    • The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
    • By: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Adam Arkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The companion audiobook to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant history and so exciting

    • By DSR WALK on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $14.95

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