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The Guns at Last Light The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Hardcover)

Author:  Rick Atkinson
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0805062904
ISBN-13: 9780805062908
Sku: 242336196
Publish Date: 5/14/2013
Sales Rank: 95941
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.75T
Pages:  896
 
The magnificent conclusion to Atkinson''s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. It is the 20th century''s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler.
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The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson?s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II

It is the twentieth century?s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all?the titanic battle for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson?s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich?all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.

With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson?s accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.

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 Liberation Trilogy is a monumental achievement, about 2,500 pages in all, densely researched but supremely readable. Atkinson marshals a vast array of material with aplomb, never losing sight of the grander picture as the troops slog on. The German Army was crushed by a combination of logistical brilliance, firepower, raw courage and an American 'economic juggernaut that produced much, much more of nearly everything than Germany could.' Churchill called America's war effort a 'prodigy of organization.' The same can be said of this book." - Ben MacIntyre 05/26/2013
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