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Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day


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Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Marbleton, GA) was the primary artist for Marvel's The 'Nam for more than five years. Since then, he has written and illustrated many historically accurate books such as Days of Darkness, Battron: The Trojan Woman, Antietam: The Fiery Trial (with the National Park Service), Blockade: The Civil War at Sea, The War in Korea, and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History. He is currently finishing up The Hammer and the Anvil (2012), a book about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the end of slavery in America.


"I am very pleased to have discovered a new history graphic novel series, beginning with Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day: The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe which is both written and illustrated by Wayne Vansant. Other books will follow, on subjects including Gettysburg, Civil War Generals Grant and Lee, and the Bombing of Nazi Germany. The series is aimed at teen readers, but I find it's great for adults interested in experiencing history through the graphic novel medium. I recommend this book and the forthcoming books in the series to anyone who enjoys graphic novels and/or history, and for those older kids in your life who are having a hard time getting into history. We will definitely be using it for our homeschooling curriculum when my kids are a bit older." - WIRED.com Geek Dad

"Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day; The Allied Invasion of Fortress Europe, adopts the comic-book, graphic-novel style of illustrated panels accompanied by a bit of text to tell the story of the June 6, 1944, invasion of France through the August 25 entry into Paris. Unlike the mostly-for-entertainment comics of my childhood, this book gives an accurate overview of the events it relates and provides a surprising amount of detail, given its limited-text, just-over-100-pages format. It isn't just for younger readers, either, although it would serve as a great introduction to the Normandy campaign for pre-teens and teens. Wayne Vansant found the right mix of text and illustration in creating this book. The short sentence structure imposed by the graphic novel format adds to the story, giving an enhanced sense of action and urgency. It's a good, short, informative read for adults and an excellent tool for introducing younger readers to the story of D-Day. Highly recommended." - ArmChairGeneral.com

"What a glorious book, vivid, accurate, utterly bewitching." a?a? Alex Kershaw, bestselling author of The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice

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