An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa 1942 1943 01

WINNER 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 WorldThe 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 civilizationWINNER 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 WorldThe 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 civilizationWINNER 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 WorldThe 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