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The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Paperback)

Author:  Rick Atkinson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 080508861X
ISBN-13: 9780805088618
Sku: 207547051
Publish Date: 9/16/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  791
Age Range:  NA
 
The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, Monte Cassino, and more under the command of controversial Lt. General Mark Clark, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. *Author: Atkinson, Rick *Series Title: Liberation Trilogy *Subtitle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 *Publication Date: 2008/09/16 *Number of Pages: 791 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, Monte Cassino, and more under the command of controversial Lt. General Mark Clark, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
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The second volume of Rick Atkinson's ambitious history of World War II, which he calls the Liberation Trilogy, THE DAY OF BATTLE covers the Allied campaign in Italy, beginning in 1943 with the Sicily invasion. Atkinson carefully presents the bloody history of the battles and focuses on the human aspects, with sketches of officers and other soldiers on the front lines, as he conveys a sense of heroism and sacrifice by those who fought and those who fell. He concludes with the capture of Rome in June, 1944, just prior to the invasion of Normandy.
Author Bio
Rick Atkinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Rick Atkinson wrote lead stories during the Gulf War for the "Washington Post" and has also been the Berlin bureau chief for the "Post".

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"[THE DAY OF BATTLE] chronicles, with all the verve, perception, and insight for which [Rick Atkinson] has become celebrated, the painful advance of Allied forces from the beaches of Sicily to the grand piazzas of Rome." - Max Hastings 04/03/2008

'[An] empathetic, perceptive analysis....Atkinson makes a convincing case that [the Mediterranean campaign] played a decisive role in breaking German power...." 07/30/2007

"Vivid and humane, [THE DAY OF BATTLE] is deeply researched, using many primary sources based on diaries and letters home." - Raleigh Trevelyan October 2007

"All...is described by Rick Atkinson with a brilliance that makes his book one of the truly outstanding records of the Second World War." - Michael Howald 06/07/2008

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0791
Product attributePublisher:   Henry Holt & Company
Product attributeSeries Part:   02
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