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#4476436 - 06/02/19 11:24 PM Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy  
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I just finished his “Liberation trilogy” on the North Africa, Mediterranean and European theatres. I read his book “Crusade “ about desert storm 20 years ago and found his narrative style excellent. The first book in the trilogy “An Army at Dawn” won the Pulitzer Prize for history a few years ago. I highly recommend all three books.

He discusses the books in this excellent video.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?456775-4/rick-atkinson-us-army-world-war-ii

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#4476483 - 06/03/19 09:17 AM Re: Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy [Re: Major Dragon]  
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I'm about halfway through the last in this series, "The Guns At Last Light", and it's been a very enjoyable read. Like you, I'd recommend this series.
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#4476510 - 06/03/19 01:12 PM Re: Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy [Re: Major Dragon]  
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This is a good series. Atkinson's books are meticulously researched, and he moves easily from a grunt's eye perspective to the inner workings of the highest command. He can be rather dismissive of Monty, though not of the Commonwealth armies. He gives credit where it is due, and with respect to the Italian campaign covers the contributions of various allies like Berbers, New Zealanders and Juin's French troops, who were instrumental, and perhaps even responsible for, the unhinging of the Gustav line, despite their exposed right flank. A good addition to any library.


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#4481966 - 07/08/19 04:56 AM Re: Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy [Re: Major Dragon]  
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I haven't read this series but I am currently looking for a good recommendation.


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#4482006 - 07/08/19 04:53 PM Re: Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy [Re: Major Dragon]  
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I read all three, years ago. Best books I've ever read about the United States Army during the Second World War.


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#4482010 - 07/08/19 05:12 PM Re: Rick Atkinson WWII trilogy [Re: Major Dragon]  
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read them a couple years back..Well worth another read


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