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The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinsons acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II
It is the twentieth centurys 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 allthe titanic battle for Western Europe.
D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinsons 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, Atkinsons accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.
|Publisher:||Holt & Company, Henry|
|Publish Date:||May 14, 2013|
|Number of Pages:||896|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.52|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.5 x 6.4 x 1.9|
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