An Army At Dawn

Author: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429967631
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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.

Small Town America In World War Ii

Author: Ronald E. Marcello
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574415514
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Historians acknowledge that World War II touched every man, woman, and child in the United States. In Small Town America in World War II, Ronald E. Marcello uses oral history interviews with civilians and veterans to explore how the citizens of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, responded to the war effort. Located along the western shore of the Susquehanna River in York County, Wrightsville was a transportation hub with various shops, stores, and services as well as industrial plants. Interviews with citizens and veterans are organized in sections on the home front; the North African-Italian, European, and Pacific theatres; stateside military service; and occupation in Germany. Throughout Marcello provides introductions and contextual narrative on World War II as well as annotations for events and military terms. Overseas the citizens of Wrightsville turned into soldiers. An infantryman in the Italian campaign, Alfred Forry, explained, “I was forty-five days on the line wearing the same clothes, but everybody was in the same situation, so you didn’t mind the stench and body odors.” A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, Edward Reisinger, remembered, “Replacements had little chance of surviving. They were sent to the front one day, and the next day they were coming back with mattress covers over them. The sergeants never knew the names of these people.” Mortar man Donald Peters described the death of a buddy who was hit by artillery shrapnel: “His arm was just hanging on by the skin, and his intestines were hanging out.” In the conclusion Marcello examines how the war affected Wrightsville. Did the war bring a return to prosperity? What effects did it have on women? How did wartime trauma affect the returning veterans? In short, did World War II transform Wrightsville and its citizens, or was it the same town after the war?

Talking Book Topics

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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Chronicle Of The Pulitzer Prizes For History

Author: Heinz Dietrich Fischer
Publisher: K. G. Saur
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This informative series gives access to Pulitzer Prize-winning material and a comprehensive, systematic listing of materials and select reprints. Each volume is devoted to one prize category. Chronological coverage includes analyses, provided by the prize administration, of the factors behind awarding each prize.

Strategies For Retiring Right

Author: Rick Atkinson
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ISBN: 9781554831715
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Worried you won't have enough money in retirement? Concerned about losing your 'work identity'? Thinking where will you live? Wondering how your relationship will change with family, friends and spouse or partner? Asking whether you'll be happy in retirement? Strategies for Retiring Right! helps readers build a personal retirement plan to enhance their life after work. By offering profound insights, true-to-life stories and self-completing exercises, the book provides a pathway for readers to make a successful transition from work to retirement.