Stephen E. Ambrose

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Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002) was a historian and professor who wrote on military history, presidential history, and American expansion and foreign policy. Ambrose has been praised for his biographies of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and for helping to galvanize interest in World War II. His most noted works include D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nestlater adapted into a HBO miniseries, and Americans at War. Ambrose was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2000, and was honored by many institutions for his literary and historical work.

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April 1969

Eisenhower dreamed of serving under Patton, but history reversed their roles. Their stormy association dramatically shaped the Allied assault on the Third Reich

November 1997

IN A HARD WAR theirs may have been the hardest job of all. But together with Army doctors and Army nurses, they worked something very close to a miracle in the European theater.

May/June 1998

Not so very long ago the whole embattled world waited for one man to say three words

November 1998

Reminiscences of World War II’s European Theater add up to considerably more than a bunch of good war stories

May/June 2000

What do you need to build the only national museum dedicated to World War II? The same things we needed to fight the war it commemorates: faith, passion, perseverance—and a huge amount of money.

October 2000

Building the transcontinental railroad was the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century. Was it also the biggest swindle?