The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Publish date: May 13th 2014
Pages no: 928
Edition language: English
, 20th Century
, American History
, World War II
, Military History
, European History
, World History
Series: World War II Liberation Trilogy (#3)
A quick note on Atkinson's style - very well written, with a surprising number of words I needed to look up in a dictionary. He has obviously read deeply, and incorporates the analysis of others into his work. In particular, I noticed Ambrose's views on Eisenhower appearing, with credit given. Perha...
For narrative battle histories there are not many better than Rick Atkinson. The mixture here of top level planning and strategizing with a masterful usage of personal histories of everyday soldiers is nothing short of brilliant. Another thing Rick does incredibly well is the mini portrait- the abil...
For I-don't-know-which-time I have been brought across the invasion beaches of Normandy on June 6 1944, through the struggle to get a foothold and on to the fierce battles in the hedge rows. And once again I have been lead through the breakout and along with 3rd Army's mad dash across France. And on...
With The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 Rick Atkinson concludes his trilogy on the American engagement in that part of the Second World War involving the Germans and Italians. This final volume is an exciting and exhausting read. Atkinson's special touch seems to result fro...
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