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    DescriptionWINNER 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 World " The 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.

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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 681
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805087246
    ISBN 10: 0805087249

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    DC22: 940.5423
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
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    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC21: 940.5423
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
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    LC classification: D766.82 .A82 2007B
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Owlet Paperbacks
    Imprint name
    Owlet Paperbacks
    Publication date
    15 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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.
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    "A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."--"The Washington Post Book World ""Exceptional... A work strong in narrative flow and character portraits of the principle commanders... A highly pleasurable read."--"The New York Times Book Review" "A master of the telling profile... This vivid, personality-driven account of the campaign to drive Axis forces from North Africa shows the political side of waging war, even at the tactical level."--"Chicago Tribune" "In his gripping "An Army at Dawn," Rick Atkinson skilfully chronicles... the invasion of North Africa in World War II... [This is] the first volume of the "Liberation Trilogy," in which Mr. Atkinson intends to tell the entire story of the U.S. armed forces in the European theatre. Based on this book, he is off to a rip-roaring start. An Army at Dawn may be the best World War II battle narrative since Cornelius Ryan's classics, "The Longest Day" and "A Bridge Too Far.""--Max Boot, "The Wall Street Journal" "A book that stands shoulder to shoulder with the other major books about the war, such as the fine writing of Cornelius Ryan and John Keegan."--Associated Press "Atkinson's book is eminently friendly and readable, but without compromising normal standards of accuracy and objectivity. More than a military history, it is a social and psychological inquiry as well. His account of the Kasserine Pass disaster is alone worth the price of the book and stands as an exciting preview of the rich volumes to come. I heartily recommend this human, sensitive, unpretentious work."--Paul Fussell, author of "Doing Battle "and "Wartime" "This is a wonderful book--popular history at its best. It is impressively researched and superbly written, and it brings to life in full detail one of the vitally important but relatively 'forgotten' campaigns of World War II. What Bruce Catton and Shelby Foote did for the Civil War in their trilogies, Rick Atkinson