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The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set
The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set
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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 in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date. [tagline] => [type] => Nonfiction [featured] => [rating] => 4.69 [edition] => [pages] => 0 [cd_run_time] => 0 [illustrations_note] => [primary_format] => [date] => Array ( [__className] => DateTime [date] => 2013-10-22 00:00:00 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => America/Chicago ) [sale_date] => Array ( [__className] => DateTime [date] => 2013-10-22 00:00:00 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => America/Chicago ) [keywords] => The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set Rick Atkinson The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set Atkinson, Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson 9781627790598 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 Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date. HISTORY / Military / World War II Henry Holt and Co. The Liberation Trilogy The Liberation Trilogy [contributors] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 60277-1-684 [order] => 1 [note] => Rick Atkinson [contributor_id] => 684 [contributor] => Array ( [contributor_id] => 684 [name] => Rick Atkinson [seo] => rickatkinson [sensitivity] => ) ) ) [series] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 126-60277 [number_in_series] => 0 [series] => Array ( [id] => 126 [name] => The Liberation Trilogy [seo_name] => theliberationtrilogy ) ) ) [prices] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => USD-60277 [locale] => USD [amount] => 120.00 ) ) [formats] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => BB60277 [format_id] => MHOSB [seo_link] => theliberationtrilogyboxedset [format] => Array ( [code] => MHOSB [name] => Hardcover Boxed Set ) [isbn] => Array ( [id] => 60277 [isbn] => 9781627790598 [edition] => [hide] => [title] => The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set [primary_format] => ) ) ) [publisher] => Array ( [id] => 1 [name] => Henry Holt and Co. [seo_name] => henry-holt-and-co- ) )

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 setFrom the War in North Africa to the...

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The Guns at Last Light
The Guns at Last Light
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II

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 the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson’s 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. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.

With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson’s accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.

One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
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The Liberation Trilogy (Volume 3)

Rick Atkinson

Henry Holt and Co.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War IIIt...

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The Day of Battle
The Day of Battle
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
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
 
In An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome.

The Italian campaign’s outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino were particularly difficult and lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark Clark, one of the war’s most complex and controversial commanders, American officers and soldiers became increasingly determined and proficient. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable.

Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair, this is narrative history of the first rank. With The Day of Battle, Atkinson has once again given us the definitive account of one of history’s most compelling military campaigns.

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The Liberation Trilogy (Volume 2)

Rick Atkinson

Henry Holt and Co.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner...

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An Army at Dawn
An Army at Dawn
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.

Beginning with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algeria, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.

Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.

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The Liberation Trilogy (Volume 1)

Rick Atkinson

Henry Holt and Co.

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW...

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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.

  • 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.

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