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An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson

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An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Title
An army at dawn
Title remainder
the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Statement of responsibility
Rick Atkinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, 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. Illustrations. 18 maps. 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. 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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Atkinson, Rick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.82
LC item number
.A82 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Liberation trilogy
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Torch
  • World War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Torch, 1942
  • Operation Torch
  • Military campaigns
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Geschichte
  • Operation Torch
  • Africa, North
  • North Africa
  • Nordafrika
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [626]-654) and index
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text
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Contents
Passage: A meeting with the Dutchman -- Gathering the ships -- Rendezvous at Cherchel -- On the knees of the gods -- A man must believe in his luck -- Landing: "In the night, all cats are grey" -- In Barbary -- Villain -- To the last man -- "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead: A sword in Algiers -- A blue flag over Oran -- "An orgy of disorder" -- Battle for the Kasbah -- "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East: "We live in tragic hours" -- a cold country with a hot sun -- Medjez0el-Bab -- Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago: "Go for the Swine with a blithe heart" -- "The dead salute the gods" -- "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles: Longstop -- "They shot the little son of a bitch" -- "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca: The ice-cream front -- Speedy Valley -- "The touch of the world" -- The sinners' concourse --A Bits and pieces war: "Goats set out to lure a tiger" -- "This can't happen to us" -- "The mortal dangers that beset us" -- "The mortal dangers that beset us" -- "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine: A hostile debouchment -- None returned -- "Sometimes that is not good enough" -- "this place is too hot" -- Order, counter-order, and disorder" --"Lady roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead: vigil in red oak -- "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" -- "One needs luck in war" -- "The devil is come down" -- Over the top: "Give them some Steel!" -- "Search Your Soul" -- Night closes down -- "I had a plan ...Now I have none" -- The inner keep: Hell's corner -- Hammering home the cork -- "Count your children now, Adolf!" -- Tunisgrad -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 681 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062885
Lccn
2002024130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49383747
  • (OCoLC)ocm49383747
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [626]-654) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passage: A meeting with the Dutchman -- Gathering the ships -- Rendezvous at Cherchel -- On the knees of the gods -- A man must believe in his luck -- Landing: "In the night, all cats are grey" -- In Barbary -- Villain -- To the last man -- "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead: A sword in Algiers -- A blue flag over Oran -- "An orgy of disorder" -- Battle for the Kasbah -- "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East: "We live in tragic hours" -- a cold country with a hot sun -- Medjez0el-Bab -- Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago: "Go for the Swine with a blithe heart" -- "The dead salute the gods" -- "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles: Longstop -- "They shot the little son of a bitch" -- "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca: The ice-cream front -- Speedy Valley -- "The touch of the world" -- The sinners' concourse --A Bits and pieces war: "Goats set out to lure a tiger" -- "This can't happen to us" -- "The mortal dangers that beset us" -- "The mortal dangers that beset us" -- "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine: A hostile debouchment -- None returned -- "Sometimes that is not good enough" -- "this place is too hot" -- Order, counter-order, and disorder" --"Lady roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead: vigil in red oak -- "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" -- "One needs luck in war" -- "The devil is come down" -- Over the top: "Give them some Steel!" -- "Search Your Soul" -- Night closes down -- "I had a plan ...Now I have none" -- The inner keep: Hell's corner -- Hammering home the cork -- "Count your children now, Adolf!" -- Tunisgrad -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 681 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062885
Lccn
2002024130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49383747
  • (OCoLC)ocm49383747

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