* First volume of Rick Atkinson's monumental trilogy about the Liberation of Europe in the Second World War. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History 2003.
First volume of Rick Atkinson's monumental trilogy about the Liberation of Europe in the Second World War. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History 2003.
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.
Beginning with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, AN ARMY AT DAWN follows the British and American 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.
Every military history buff should read An Army at Dawn - Sunday Telegraph
There is much to applaud in this impressively researched work . . . An Army at Dawn makes utterly absorbing reading - BBC History
More of a biography of a generation than of a class at West Point... Stark, shocking, jolting - John Eisenhower, Chicago Tribune
A compelling and highly readable story that provides a valuable corrective for a British reader - Hew Strachan, Telegraph