Book Review: ‘Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France’

A Certain Point of View, Too

This promotional photo of the book cover has a typo that is not on the actual book cover. Photo Credit and (C) 2019 Oxford University Press

A Plethora of D-Day Books

I have an obsession with D-Day.

Don’t ask me why. I couldn’t begin to give you a rational answer.

As a first-generation American citizen born to two immigrants from Colombia, I don’t have any personal connection to the Second World War. Yes, Colombia joined the Allies (then called the United Nations) in 1943, and it made its own contribution to the war effort against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and militarist Japan. However, unlike Brazil or Mexico, my parents’ homeland did not send an expeditionary force to either the European theater or the Pacific, and my dad, who in 1944 was a 25-year-old pilot learning…

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