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    DescriptionWINNER 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.

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    An Army at Dawn
    The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Atkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 681
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805062885
    ISBN 10: 0805062882

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    DC22: 940.5423
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Publication date
    02 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rick Atkinson, recipient of the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, is the bestselling author of "The Day Of Battle, The Long Gray Line," and "In the Company of Soldiers." He was a staff writer and senior editor at "The Washington Post" for twenty years, and his many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.
    Review quote
    Praise for" The Long Gray Line" "As masterfully executed as it was conceived." -Nicholas Proffit, "The Philadelphia Inquirer" (front page) "A story of epic proportions . . . An awesome feat of biographical reconstruction." -Cullen Murphey, "The Boston Globe" "Enormously rich in detail and written with a novelist's brilliance, the pages literally hurry before one . . . A very moving book." -James Salter, "The Washington Post Book World"