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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 a remarkable trilogy, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. An Army at... show more
In the first volume of a remarkable trilogy, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. An Army at Dawn begins on the eve of Operation TORCH, the daring amphibious invasion of Morocco and Algeria. After three days of hard fighting against the French, American and British troops push deeper into North Africa.But the confidence gained after several early victories soon wanes;casualties mount rapidly; battle plans prove ineffectual, and hope fora quick and decisive victory evaporates. The Allies discover that theyare woefully unprepared to fight and win this war. North Africabecomes a proving ground: it is here that American officers learnhow to lead, here that soldiers learn how to hate, here that an entirearmy learns what it will take to vanquish a formidable enemy.Many...
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780743570992 (0743570995)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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...
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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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