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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943


In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Atkinson focuses on 1942 and 1943, showing how central the great drama that unfolded in North Africa ... Show synopsis

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  • "An Army @ Dawn Saves the Day. Jun 22, 2015
    by badgerbiff

    Rick Atkinson is a superb military historian & he brings the crucial battle for control of the momentum of WW II will be views as a classic by all who take time to enjoy the story. The story is complete, describing, in some detail, the plan to take the battle to the German Army in the most hostile of places, The battle did not start well for the Allies, but a change in commanders after the Kasserine pass saved the war in the desert. Lessions learned in this battle were taken to Italy & then to Normandy. Although a prelude to the greater battles ahead, Rick Atkinson will enthral those readers who enjoy a good WW II story that has a happy ending. Be prepared to not put the book down once you have started.

  • An Army At Dawn Oct 24, 2013
    by Chatland W

    This was a meticulously research book that was a sheer pleasure to read. Atkinson's command of facts and writing skill are unmatched.

  • Rick at his best Aug 25, 2013
    by george w

    Just wonderful! Writing superb and making clear a mass of confusion in battle is his forte.

  • Nov 1, 2007
    by francisx

    author is an outstanding writer. gives the impression as if he were part of the action. for a history book it has the flair of a novel

  • Great book about WWII Oct 23, 2007
    by Matthew

    There are many books about World War 2 in Europe. This book, the first in a trilogy, begins with the very start of US involvement in the war and tells the story of the war in North Africa which preceded the fighting in Europe. The best thing about this book is that it tells about the people who were involved, both leaders and soldiers, as well as the battles themselves. I enjoyed this book immensely

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