b.1936 d.2002
Historian Stephen Ambrose was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelors and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his Masters from Louisiana State University.

Ambrose taught for over 30 years. Included in his teaching resume are positions at the University of New Orleans, Rutgers, Kansas State, Naval War College, U.C. Berkeley, and a number of European schools.

Though Ambrose started off specializing in U.S. Civil War history, he became most popular for his World War II books. Through them Ambrose became one of the most recognized historians in the United States and one of the chief proponents of oral history. He was also a historical consultant for the film Saving Private Ryan.

Books by Stephen Ambrose
Comrades (1999)
The Victors (1998)
Americans At War (1997)
Citizen Soldiers (1997)
The American Heritage New History of World War II (1997)
Undaunted Courage (1996)
Crazy Horse and Custer (1996)
Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff (1996)
D-Day June 6, 1944 (1994)
Band of Brothers (1993)
Upton and The Army (1993)
Eisenhower and the German POWs (1992)
Eisenhower: Soldier and President (1991)
Nixon (1988)
Pegasus Bridge (1988)