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An Army at Dawn - The War in Africa, 1942-1943 (2002)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Africa, North - History, Military; Operation Torch, 1942; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Africa, North
Publication Date 10/2/2002
Format Hardcover (9.3 x 6.4 mm)
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa 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. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power. Beginning 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 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. Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.
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Condition Fine/Fine
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification D766.82 .A82 2002
Dewey 940.5423
ISBN 9780805062885
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $35.00
No. of Pages 704
First Edition Yes
Rare No