Contributor biographical information for Voices of valor : D-Day, June 6, 1944 / Douglas Brinkley and Ronald J. Drez.


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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at the University of New Orleans and is director of its Dwight D. Eisenhower Center for American Studies. Brinkley has authored three New York Times Notable Books of the Year and has written and edited several popular histories. Most recently, Brinkley wrote Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress (Viking, 2003).

Ronald J. Drez is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He now serves as a lecturer, historian, and research associate at the Eisenhower Center, where he has made it his life's work to preserve the voices of men who fought in World War II. He is the editor of Voices of D-Day (Louisiana State University Press, 1994) and Twenty-Five Yards of War: The Extraordinary Courage of Ordinary Men in World War II (Hyperion, 2001).



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Personal narratives.
Oral history.