Rick Atkinson

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Rick Atkinson

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Pulitzer Prize Winner

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.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Guns at Last Light Video Series (Part 5)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rick Atkinson on Morning Joe

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

  • 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.



  • Rick Atkinson Photo © Sigrid Estrada


The Battle of the Bulge

Rick Atkinson

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the...

Available 05/05/2015Pre-Order

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



Rick Atkinson

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...


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