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Alex Kershaw

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New York Times bestselling author and pre-eminent writer on World War II, Alex Kershaw provides a new take on the most important day of the twentieth century in his new book THE FIRST WAVE: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

An utterly immersive and deeply affecting drama, THE FIRST WAVE is the perfect book to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of WWII’s longest and most celebrated day. I hope you will consider it for your spring coverage. Please be in touch if you would like to speak with Alex Kershaw.

No popular historian captures the grit and heroism of WWII like Alex Kershaw, and THE FIRST WAVE is a culmination of over twenty years of passionate research, built on close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, THE FIRST WAVE follows the men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the first US soldier to wade ashore on D-Day; the first officer to lead men off bloody Omaha; the young lieutenant whose unsung heroics made all the difference at Pointe du Hoc; and others among the Allied forces who fought hardest when it mattered most, when the stakes were highest and the odds longest. These were the extraordinary warriors who determined the fate of the invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe—and the very history of the twentieth century.