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AN ARMY AT DAWN: The Battle for North Africa. The American and British armies campaigns against the French in Morocco and Algeria, the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Includes U.S. 1st Armored Div., 34th Infantry Div. & Navy
AN ARMY AT DAWN: by Rick Atkinson, author of The Long Gray Line. A Pulitzer Prize winning author's new book about the the Battle for North Africa. In this first large volume of the Liberation Trilogy, the author 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. Includes U.S. 1st Armored Division, 34th Infantry Division, US Navy.
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.
This book is brilliantly researched, rich with new material and startling insights. Atkinson's vivid narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.