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National Book Festival

Stephen E. Ambrose, a historian and best-selling author, has written more than 20 books. His most current is "The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany" (Simon & Schuster, 2001). His other books include "Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869" (2000), "Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery" (1998), "Citizen Soldiers" (1997) and "D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II" (1994). Ambrose is a retired Boyd Professor of History, Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans and founder of the National D-Day Museum. He is a contributing editor to the "Quarterly Journal of Military History," a member of the board of directors of American Rivers and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council board. (Ambrose died in 2002.)

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Stephen E.  Ambrose