Divided On D-Day – Edward E. Gordon Discusses His Book, Now in Paperback!

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Divided on D-Day:
How Leadership Failures Theateneed the Normandy Invasion

By Edward E. Gordon & David Ramsay
Prometheus Books, May 2023

On June 6, 2024, our own member and treasurer Ed Gordon will present a talk on his new book. The book presents a cogent analysis of the myriad obstacles the Allied leaders faced in the planning and execution of the Normandy campaign.

Ed will discuss the conflicting egos, personal and national rivalries, and professional abilities of the major Allied commanders. Contends that their lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

Edward E Gordon is an internationally recognized historian, speaker, researcher, and author.  For 20 years Dr. Gordon taught at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern Universities in Chicago. He has made presentations over the last 30 years at museums, colleges, universities, conferences, and to professional associations and community organizations.  Over his career as an historian, Edward E. Gordon’s goal has been to delve into the lessons of history for diverse audiences from many types of organizations

Divided on D-Day’s coauthor is the late David Ramsay, the son of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay who was the naval-commander-in-chief for the Normandy Invasion and who earlier directed the Dunkirk evacuation.

Copies of the book will be available the night of the presentation.

Bar opens: 5:00 pm
Dinner: Three course dinner 5:30 pm
Lecture: 6:30 pm

Talk Only:  Free to Members, $15 Non-Members
Talk & Dinner: $45 Members, $50 Non-Members

Reservations can be made by email to:
or by calling 312-922-8080

RSVP  by June 3

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