Milestones Oct. 28, 2002

--DIED. STEPHEN AMBROSE, 66, populist historian whose best-selling books, including 1992's Band of Brothers and 1994's D-Day, about the courage of citizen soldiers in World War II, drew a broad audience of readers to American history; of lung cancer; in Bay St. Louis, Miss. As a child in Whitewater, Wis., Ambrose was deeply impressed by returning veterans--the start of the unabashed hero worship later reflected in his books. A history teacher for much of his life, Ambrose was asked by Dwight Eisenhower in 1963 to write the President-general's biography. It wasn't until the 1990s that Ambrose became a prolific publishing phenomenon,...

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