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.
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.
researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson’s narrative
provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa. Download and start listening now!