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Army at Dawn : The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (Revised) (Paperback) (Rick Atkinson)

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."--The Washington Post Book WorldThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. 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.

Opening 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 Algiers, 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. At the center of the tale are the extraordinary but flawed commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.

Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's vivid narrative tells the deeply human story of a monumental battle for the future of civilization.

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of miscalculation and imcomparable courage, of calamity and enduring triumph. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson focuses on 1942 and 1943, showing how central the great drama that unfolded in North Africa was to the ultimate victory of the Allied powers and to America's understanding of itself. Opening 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 Algiers, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and often poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but flawed commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.
Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 681
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / General
Series Title: The Liberation Trilogy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Author: Rick Atkinson
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2007
TCIN: 11336707
UPC: 9780805087246
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5720

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