Stephen E. Ambrose Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milton S. Eisenhower: Educational Statesman (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eisenhower, Vol. 1: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952 (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pegasus Bridge: D-Day: The Daring British Airborne Raid (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eisenhower, Vol. 2: The President, 1952-1969 (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nixon, Vol. 1: The Education of a Politician (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nixon, Vol. 2: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972 (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eisenhower: Soldier and President (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nixon, Vol. 3: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-90 (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton and the Army (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D-Day: June 6, 1944, The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Western Wilderness (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Americans at War (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citizen Soldiers: From the Normandy Beaches to the Surrender of Germany (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lewis and Clark: Voyage of Discovery (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of WWII (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe Rei (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Heritage: New History of World War II (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Blue: The Men And Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany, 1944-45 (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witness to America: An Illustrated Documentary History of the United States from the Revolution to Today (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cold War: A Military History (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D-Day: Illustrated Edition (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the popular biographer and historian of America, who has written many popular manuscripts in his writing career. He is particularly famous for writing down the biographies of the former United States Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower. Before taking up writing as a career, author Ambrose used to work as a longtime history professor at the New Orleans University. His written works also include a number of bestselling novels based on the popular history of America. Ambrose was born on January 10, 1936 in Lovington, Illinois and died on October 13, 2002, in Bate St. Louis, Mississippi, United States. Some of the most famous works of author Ambrose include the Band of Brothers series, which was also adapted into a television series in the year 2001. Almost all his written works were rich in historical details about America as well as the wartime situations. Even the biographies of the U.S. Presidents that author Ambrose wrote were considered great by many scholars at that time. But, during the end phase of Ambrose’s life and also after his death, several reports and evidenced began surfacing, which documented long term patterns of inaccuracies and plagiarism in a number of his published works as well as others.

He responded to one of those reports when he came to know about it, saying that he was trying the steal the work of other people. After his death, a New York Times reviewer said that he deserved a better treatment from a few of his envious peers. The reviewer even credited author Ambrose for reaching a wide range of audiences without harming the standards of scholarship of the profession. Author Stephen E. Ambrose was born to Stephen Hedges and Rosepha Trippe Ambrose in Lovington, Illinois. His father used to serve in the United States navy as a physician during the Second World War. Author Ambrose was mainly brought up in Whitewater, Wisconsin, where he attended the Whitewater School. His family used to own a farmland in Lovington and a vacation property in Wisconsin. Later, Ambrose joined the Wisconsin-Madison University. There, he became a part of the Chi Psi Fraternity and also played as a team player in the university’s football team for a period of 3 years.

After completing his graduation from the university, author Ambrose wanted to pursue a degree in pre-medicine. But, he decided to change his subject to history after hearing a lecture about the United States history during his sophomore year. The topic of that lecture was Representative Americans and was delivered by William B. Hesseltine, who is also the person responsible for fundamentally shaping the writing skills of author Ambrose as well as developing his interest towards the history of America. While still studying at the Wisonsin-Madison University, Ambrose had become a member of the Army and Navy ROTC. In the year 1957, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the earned his master’s degree from the Louisiana State University in the subject of history in the year 1958. Later, author Ambrose received his Ph.D from the Wisconsin-Madison University in the year 1963, under the guidance of William B. Hesseltine.

One of the initial novels written by author Stephen E. Ambrose was published under the title ‘Pegasus Bridge’. It was released by the Simon and Schuster publishing house in the year 1984. The plot of this depicts an event during the Second World War in which the airborne troops of the British force and the defense forces of the Germans. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that a small team of British airborne forces storm the defense forces of the German Army during the early hours of June06. 1944. This helps the Allied forces to move ahead in invading Europe. The efforts of the British troops in paving the way for the Allied forces to enter into Europe changed the course of the Second World War. The first engagement of the rival forces on the D-Day takes place on the Pegasus Bridge, which proved to be the turning point of the War. Author Ambrose very well depicted the events of the Second World War, bringing to life the crucial and daring mission without which the Normandy invasion by the Allied forces would not have been possible. He has traced even the minute details of the fight between the rival forces on the Pegasus Bridge by taking months, for the preparation of the plot. In the end, the novel became successful in showcasing the heroism, kindness, brutality, and cowardice, which was actually experienced by the military personnels at the time of the Second World War.

One of the other initial novels written by author Stephen E. Ambrose was released under the title ‘Undaunted Courage’. It was published by the Simon and Schuster publishing house in the year 1996. The plot of this novel is set in the United States and revolves around the happenings in the lives of the central characters named Thomas Jefferson, William Clark, and Meriwether Lewis. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, author Ambrose has depicted a military expedition during the time of the year 1803, which took place in a hostile territory. The personal secretary of President Thomas Jefferson named Captain Meriwaether Lewis was selected by him to lead a voyage to the other side of the Great Plains. The place was an extremely uncharted region, with a vast and wild land, under the rule of the Indians. Lewis was brave and charismatic, and also had the past experience of going on a pioneering voyage. As a result, he was the perfect choice to lead the expedition. Even though Meriwether Lewis was treated as a hero after returning to Washington in the year 1806, he fantasies of the president were not by the his discoveries. Therefore, Lewis began to think that he failed in the expedition. He started drinking too much and piled up a huge debt. The novel proved to be one of the great historical stories, which helped it to top the bestseller charts in the United States. Author used the elements of drama, danger, diplomacy, and suspense, and combined them with personal tragedy and romance, which made the novel an excellent work of a thrilling adventure.

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