Rick Atkinson

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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 two Pulitzer Prizes 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.


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Rick Atkinson on Morning Joe

Rick Atkinson discusses 'The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945' on Morning Joe.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 1)

Rick Atkinson (An Army At Dawn, The Day of Battle) and The National WWII Museum President & CEO, Dr. Nick Mueller, discuss The Guns at Last Light, the final book in his epic "Liberation Trilogy." In the first installment of this "sneak peek" video series, the author shares just a few of his discoveries regarding the Normandy invasion — making it clear that even in regards to the most well known battles of WWII, there is always more to learn and discover.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 2)

In the second installment of this “sneak peek” video series, Rick introduces us to a lesser-known member of the famous Roosevelt clan.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 3)

In the third installment, Rick tells the story of John K. Waters and his involvement in General George Patton’s ill-advised raid on Hammelburg prison camp.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 4)

In the fourth installment, Rick details the invasion of southern France and one of General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s most controversial decisions.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 5)

In the fifth installment, Rick discusses tensions that existed between Eisenhower and Montgomery.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 6)

In the sixth installment, Rick discusses the Allies failure to fully secure Antwerp by securing the Scheldt River in a timely manner.

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The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 7)

In the seventh, and final installment, Rick discusses Eisenhower’s strategy change in regards to taking Berlin and the “fiction” of the National Redoubt.

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The Day Of Battle by Rick Atkinson

In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy.

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Rick Atkinson on NPR's Morning Edition.

Rick Atkinson discusses 'The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945' with Steve Inskeep on NPR's Morning Edition.

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Rick Atkinson on writing The Guns at Last Light

Rick Atkinson discusses The Guns at Last Light. The magnificent conclusion to his acclaimed Liberation Trilogy

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The Guns at Last Light
The Liberation Trilogy
Rick Atkinson
Picador

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...


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D-Day

Rick Atkinson
Henry Holt and Co.

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the...


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The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

Rick Atkinson
Henry Holt and Co.

  The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the...


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The Liberation Trilogy
Rick Atkinson
Henry Holt and Co.

The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the War...


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The Long Gray Line

Rick Atkinson
Henry Holt and Co.

“Enormously rich in detail and written with a novelist’s brilliance . . . A very moving book.” —James Salter, The Washington Post Book World A classic of its...


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The Long Gray Line

Rick Atkinson
Holt Paperbacks

"A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."—The Boston Globe A classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the...


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The Day of Battle
The Liberation Trilogy
Rick Atkinson
Holt Paperbacks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Majestic... Atkinson’s achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the...


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An Army at Dawn
The Liberation Trilogy
Rick Atkinson
Holt Paperbacks

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."—The Washington...


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In the Company of Soldiers

Rick Atkinson
Holt Paperbacks

"A beautifully written and memorable account of combat from the top down and bottom up as the 101st Airborne commanders and front-line grunts battle their way...


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