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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy #3)

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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 they 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 European wars final campaign, and Atkinsons 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. With The Guns at Last Light, the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.

Review:

“A magnificent book...[Atkinson] is an absolute master of his material.” Max Hastings, The Wall Street Journal

Review:

“A tapestry of fabulous richness and complexity...The Liberation Trilogy is a monumental achievement, about 2,500 pages in all, densely researched but supremely readable.” The New York Times Book Review

Review:

“Breathtaking, unforgettable....This volume is a literary triumph worthy of the military triumph it explores and explains.” The Boston Globe

Review:

“Monumental….As befits a journalist who knows his material inside and out, Atkinson can provide the incisive explanation to a complex situation or personage….A masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling.” The Los Angeles Times

Review:

“Superb….Atkinson brings his Liberation Trilogy to a resounding close….An outstanding work of popular history, in the spirit of William Manchester and Bruce Catton.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Review:

“With a mastery of sources that support nearly every sentence, Atkinson achieves a military history with few peers as an overview of the 1944-45 campaigns in Western Europe.” Booklist

Review:

“The book stands out from others on World War II because it successfully explores the fallibility of participants at all levels….This is not a detailed account of any one particular battle but a sweeping epic, yet it is packed with fascinating details. Highly recommended to all who read World War II history.” Library Journal

About the Author

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many other awards include a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, the George Polk award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250037817
Subtitle:
The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy #3)
Author:
Atkinson, Rick
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Military - World War II
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20140513
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 928 pages Picador - English 9781250037817 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A magnificent book...[Atkinson] is an absolute master of his material.”
"Review" by , “A tapestry of fabulous richness and complexity...The Liberation Trilogy is a monumental achievement, about 2,500 pages in all, densely researched but supremely readable.”
"Review" by , “Breathtaking, unforgettable....This volume is a literary triumph worthy of the military triumph it explores and explains.”
"Review" by , “Monumental….As befits a journalist who knows his material inside and out, Atkinson can provide the incisive explanation to a complex situation or personage….A masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling.”
"Review" by , “Superb….Atkinson brings his Liberation Trilogy to a resounding close….An outstanding work of popular history, in the spirit of William Manchester and Bruce Catton.”
"Review" by , “With a mastery of sources that support nearly every sentence, Atkinson achieves a military history with few peers as an overview of the 1944-45 campaigns in Western Europe.”
"Review" by , “The book stands out from others on World War II because it successfully explores the fallibility of participants at all levels….This is not a detailed account of any one particular battle but a sweeping epic, yet it is packed with fascinating details. Highly recommended to all who read World War II history.”
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