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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 - Rick Atkinson
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
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In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North AfricaThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and... show more
In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North AfricaThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.Beginning with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algeria, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa. An Army at Dawn is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for History.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780805062885 (0805062882)
ASIN: 805062882
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 681
Edition language: English
Series: World War II Liberation Trilogy (#1)
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5.0 Review of Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
Disappointed in myself that I waited so long to read this outstanding book. This is the first of a trilogy that covers the United States military in Europe in World War II. This book was a detailed look at the North African campaign and it is fascinating. Atkinson does a great job looking at the ...
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This is a masterful, wonderfully researched presentation of the initial battles of WWII. Precisely described, in plain language, it brings the war and its character to the readers, depositing them right onto the battlefield, enabling them to hear the sound of the fighting, the cries of the wounded, ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Task Force Black The Explosive True Story of the SAS and The Secret War in Iraq
This is a masterful, wonderfully researched presentation of the initial battles of WWII. Precisely described, in plain language, it brings the war and its character to the readers, depositing them right onto the battlefield, enabling them to hear the sound of the fighting, the cries of the wounded, ...
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5.0 Task Force Black The Explosive True Story of the SAS and The Secret War in Iraq
it's so hard to find military writers who can write like Beevor or Toland, so if it's a toss-up between four or five, i guess one must err on the five.Atkinson picks a relatively "small" topic; north africa is an incidental theater, but he characterizes it well, and of course, more and more books on...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
I started Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy with his second book - The Day of Battle - but that was such an informative and well written account of the Italian campaign that when I came across a copy of An Army at Dawn in a local used bookstore, I picked it up immediately.Overall, I wasn’t disappointed....
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