By Rick Atkinson
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In the 1st quantity of his enormous trilogy in regards to the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting tale of the battle in North Africa
The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the 3rd Reich is a narrative of braveness and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. during this first quantity of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson indicates why no glossy reader can comprehend the last word victory of the Allied powers and not using a seize of the good drama that spread out in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first yr of the Allied conflict was once a pivotal element in American heritage, the instant whilst the USA started to act like an outstanding power.
Beginning with the bold amphibious invasion in November 1942, a military at sunrise follows the yank and British armies as they try the French in Morocco and Algeria, after which tackle the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. conflict via conflict, an green and occasionally poorly led military progressively turns into an exceptional scuffling with strength. valuable to the story are the extreme yet fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.
Brilliantly researched, wealthy with new fabric and bright insights, Atkinson's narrative offers the definitive historical past of the battle in North Africa.
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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson