Perhaps it is, in part, that I have come to appreciate the style of Rick Atkinson's writing, that I so enjoyed "The Day of Battle". One may think, "well, we know how the war turned-out, so why bother", and that would be a mistake. There is so much more to the planning and execution of WWII than the ultimate outcome. There are plentiful examples of unimaginable courage, by "ordinary" men AND women, upon which Rick shines a bright light. The running conflict among allies and the struggles to contain the alliance are stories not often told. Overall, I highly recommend the entire Atkinson WWII trilogy. Great, informative and gripping reading, all three.
Mar 19, 2014
Great history book!
If you are into WWII history this first book of Rick Atkinson's Triology of books is a must read. Its a long read, but most of the good history books are. No better author than Rick Atkinson.
Aug 25, 2013
Rick is GOOD
As usual absolutely fine work on the most difficult part of our war. His composition is always excellent.
Aug 11, 2013
I bought this book for nmy husband. He says it is excellent.
Apr 9, 2009
I read this book for a book club discussion and now wish to get the first in the series. It is a very in depth review of this theater of war wtih all good things and bad things that occurred. I now need to read the first in the series and look forward to the final book in the trilogy.
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