!!> BOOKS ✶ An Army at Dawn (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1) ✬ Author Rick Atkinson – Buyphenergan500.us

An Army at Dawn (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1) WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 Africa The 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.

!!> BOOKS ✶ An Army at Dawn (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1)  ✬ Author Rick Atkinson – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 704 pages
  • An Army at Dawn (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1)
  • Rick Atkinson
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
  • 0805062882

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  1. says:

    My first introduction to the U.S Army s invasion of North Africa in World War II came from Samuel Fuller s The Big Red One The film, starring Lee Marvin and Mark Hamill, opens with the Torch landings, and combines elements of tragedy and farce predicated on the uncertainty over whether or not the French would fight on Hitler s behalf Initially, the French played the villains in other words, they act French The Americans are pinned down by heavy fire Explosions throw up gouts of sand Men d My first introduction to the U.S Army s invasion of North Africa in World War II came from Samuel Fuller s The Big Red One The film, starrin...


  2. says:

    Long winded, but incredibly well written and exhaustive, An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson was definitely a choice pick for the Pulitzer for History 2003 The book is simply brilliant is demonstrating that friction between British and America commands nearly imploded the effort in Africa and how close the battle for Tunisia really was The psychological portraits of the legendary characters of Ike, Patton, Montgomery and Rommel were fascinating The detailed battle maps were also incredibly usefu Long winded, but incredibly well written and exhaustive, A...


  3. says:

    For among mortal powers, only imagination can bring back the dead Rick Atkinson s An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa, 1942 1943 was my introduction to WWII African campaign I found it masterful, thoroughly researched, and bestowed with a well crafted and colorful narrative It brings the war, with its scalding heat and contrasting cold nights of the desert turned bitter with icy winds and gifts the readers with tales about the protagonists, depositing them right on the battlefieldsFor among mortal powers, only imagination can bring ba...


  4. says:

    Combining storytelling with historical facts, this book really stands out and truly is worth its Pullitzer in every senseAn Army at Dawn is the first book in a trilogy, where Rick Atkinson covers the liberation of Europe during World War II This book covers the Allied landings in North Africa, starting in 1942 until the Allied victory on the Axis forces in Tunisia, ending in 1943.The book starts with the early planning stages of the Allied invasion Operation Torch The big question that ...


  5. says:

    Book One of the Liberation Trilogy, this is one of the most well written WWII history books I ve ever read Atkinson is an accomplished researcher but also brings his research to life with well placed anecdotes, memoranda, letters and documented conversations It s almost like reading a novel.The only drawback is the overwhelming scope of his narrative I sometimes had to read the same material twice to get it into proper context I also accessed the index many times to refresh my memory on name Book One of the Liberation Trilogy, this is one of the most well written WWII history books I ve ever read Atkinson is an accomplished researcher but also brings his research to life with well placed anecdotes, memoranda, letters and documented conversations It s almost like reading a novel.The only drawback is the overwhelming scope of his narrative I sometimes had to read the same material twice to get it into proper context I also accessed the index many times to refresh my memory on names and places that were referred to earlier in the book.The maps helped me understand the details of the various battles but there were times I wished I had a huge map of the area being discussed so I could better follow the narrative of what Atkinson was describing.For someone like myself, who was raised wi...


  6. says:

    Atkinson s An Army at Dawn covers the 1942 1943 war in North Africa, from the initial Allied invasions to the drawn out siege of Tunisia Like all great history books, this one reads like a cracking good novel Atkinson brings his characters to life, from Supreme Commander Ike Eisenhower to the soldiers on the front line, using personal diaries, letters home, and declassified official accounts He evokes the North African terrain in vivid detail and really makes the reader feel as if he or she i Atkinson s An Army at Dawn covers the 1942 1943 war in North Africa, from the initial Allied invasions to the drawn out siege of Tunisia Like all great history books, this one reads like a cracking good novel Atkinson brings his characters to life, from Supreme Commander Ike Eisenhower to the soldiers on the front line, using personal diaries, letters home, and declassified official accounts He evokes the North African terrain in vivid detail and really makes the reader feel as if he or she is on the ground with the troops His vignettes are by turns touching, terrifying, and absurdly funny such as the time Winston Churchill is found wandering along t...


  7. says:

    An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa, 1942 1943 gets 5 Big Stars for reaching that rare pinnacle a war history that can be read enjoyably by novices and historical experts Rick Atkinson stands equal with Max Hastings and Cornelius Ryan in making this subject come alive He uses the same techniques, walking you through how the leaders developed grand strategy and then taking you right down into the foxholes, ships and ard vehicles in the heat of battle He uses vignettes of various parts An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa, 1942 1943 gets 5 Big Stars for reaching that rare pinnacle a war history that can be read enjoyably by novices and historical experts Rick Atkinson stands equal with Max Hastings and Cornelius Ryan in making this subject come alive He uses the same techniques, walking you through how the leaders developed grand strategy and then taking you right down into the foxholes, ships and ard vehicles in the heat of battle He uses vignettes of various parts of the battles to tell the overall story, following various participants through the campaigns Some survive, some don t My copy has a forest of little scraps of paper marking key p...


  8. says:

    If I didn t know the end of this story, I would swear the Allies are about to lose World War II Eisenhower stays in Gibraltar for the early months, taking care of politics instead of coordinating the war effort in North Africa Later he moves to Algiers, far from the battle front Americans and British make every amateur mistake in the book failure to do reconnaissance prior to engagement, dividing rather than concentrating forces, incomprehensible broken communications systems, sticking to pl If I didn t know the end of this story, I would swear the Allies are about to lose World War II Eisenhower stays in Gibraltar for the early months, taking care of politics instead of coordinating the war effort in North Africa Later he moves to Algiers, far from the battle front Americans and British make every amateur mistake in the book failure to do reconnaissance prior to...


  9. says:

    For those who are interested in the military history of Europe during World War II but do not enjoy dealing with the minutiae of military detail for each battle Rick Atkinson has done us all a service He has produced what has been labeled as the liberation trilogy which he has just completed with the publication of THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT THE WAR IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1944 1945 Mr Atkinson has spent the last fifteen years researching and writing his history of the war in Europe In 2002 he pres For those who are interested in the military history of Europe during World War II but do not enjoy dealing with the minutiae of military detail for each battle Rick Atkinson has done us all a service He has produced what has been labeled as the liberation trilogy which he has just completed with the publication of THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT THE WAR IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1944 1945 Mr Atkinson has spent the last fifteen years researching and writing his history of the war in Europe In 2002 he presented AN ARMY AT DAWN, THE WAR IN NORTH AFRICA, 1942 1943, and in 2008, THE WAR IN BATTLE THE WAR IN SICILY AND ITALY, 1943 1944 was published The project has been a remarkable undertaking and I felt a void in my own study of the war having not engaged these volumes until now After watching a series of interviews of the author the last few weeks I decided to undertake the joyful task of tackling the first volume dealing with the war ...


  10. says:

    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.Despite the occasionally overwrought prose which I don t remember so much from The Day of Battle , Atkinson manages to relate the invasion of North Africa and the subsequent campaign to take Tunis wi 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.Despite the occasionally overwrought prose which I don t remember so much from The Day of Battle , Atkinson manages to relate the invasion of North Africa and the subsequent campaign to take Tunis with bracing clarity and drama The careless reader might get lost in the forest of names and fast breaking events but that s why God invented indices and cartography both resources with which this book are amply equipped.Atkinson is not a historian and the chief theme underlying his story is that North Africa...

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