Well, it took me 3 weeks (some travel interruptions, and spring chores, as well) but I finally finished the Stephen Ambrose book "D-Day June 6, 1944; The Climactic Battle of WWII". Please don't think that anything about this book itself was why I was so slow to finish! In fact, it was just the opposite. I kept wanting to sit down with it and do nothing but read. I could go on and on about this book. But, simply put, I wish EVERYBODY would read this story. You will learn, you will cry, you will be overwhelmed, you will feel you were there. It is not so much a "history book",( although it is an excellent one of those) as it is a story of life and death, heroism, bravery, and courage. Much of the material is first-hand quotes from the men who were there, who lived to tell the story of that day. I have read several other Stephen Ambrose books, but this one was quite a step above the others, due to the subject, I suspect. I am so grateful that I chose it that day at the library. I'm ready to go back to fiction for a bit, (I downloaded "Double Feature" on my Kindle) but I'm telling you, you owe it to yourself...and to every one of the men who were on those beaches...to take the time to read this book.