By Edith Gelles
“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and heritage is obvious on each web page. Her remedy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her power as a feminist historian that makes her therapy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
— Washington Times
“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the booklet is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
— Oklahoma urban Oklahoman
Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No traditional Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… captivating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the United States, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.
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At the end of May, all of the soldiers who would participate in the airborne component of Neptune were moved to their embarkation airfields and sealed in before their final briefings. On May 29, USAAF ground crews across England received orders to paint “invasion stripes” on all aircraft (with the exception of heavy bombers). It was hoped that the three white and two black stripes would prevent friendly fire incidents during the upcoming operation. Painting them on the wings and tails of almost everything that would fly on D-Day became an added sign that something of great consequence was about to happen.
M. on D-Day and then slammed into a hedgerow while still traveling more than fifty miles per hour. The crash killed the Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt, as well as the aircraft’s copilot, Lt. John B. Butler, whose body can still be seen in the wreckage. 5 miles southeast of SainteMère-Église. OPPOSITE TOP RIGHT: The wreckage of another Ninth Air Force CG-4A Waco glider that has met its fate among Normandy’s infamous hedgerows. The aircraft’s tail number (318885) can be seen clearly in the wreckage, as well as its invasion stripes.
Each man is wearing a reinforced M42 Jumpsuit, an 82nd Airborne Division patch on his left shoulder, and an American flag on his right shoulder. indd 54 2/6/14 10:00 AM 1/20/14 8:47 AM (Text) (Fogra 39)_Job:01-40614 Title: MBI-The Americans on D-Day 02-AC70344 #175 Dtp:221 Page:54 TOP: A C-47 Skytrain (s/n 42-93096) shortly before departing for Normandy. This aircraft flew as Serial 5, Plane 17 on its first combat mission during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, as part Operation Neptune/Overlord—the allied invasion of Normandy.