It is a WW2 book written by Stephen E. Ambrose about Americans citizens whom became soldiers to fight Nazi German soldiers. It accounts their journey from the beaches of Normandy to the surrender of Germany. It is wrapped with book plastic wrap. Still in good condition though it may look old. Stephen E. Ambrose is my favourite author and his books are really good and easy to understand. He wrote military history in such a way that it becomes alive as you read it!