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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943) - Rick Atkinson, Rick Atkinson
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[SR: 710186], Audio CD, [EAN: 9780743570992], Abridged, Audiobook, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, Book, [PU: Simon & Schuster Audio], 2007-10-02, Simon & Schuster Audio, In An Army at Dawn,, a comprehensive look at the 1942-1943 Allied invasion of North Africa, author Rick Atkinson posits that the campaign was, along with the battles of Stalingrad and Midway, where the "Axis ... forever lost the initiative" and the "fable of 3rd Reich invincibility was dissolved." Additionally, it forestalled a premature and potentially disastrous cross-channel invasion of France and served as a grueling "testing ground" for an as-yet inexperienced American army. Lastly, by relegating Great Britain to what Atkinson calls the status of "junior partner" in the war effort, North Africa marked the beginning of American geopolitical hegemony. Although his prose is occasionally overwrought, Atkinson's account is a superior one, an agile, well-informed mix of informed strategic overview and intimate battlefield-and-barracks anecdotes. (Tobacco-starved soldiers took to smoking cigarettes made of toilet paper and eucalyptus leaves.) Especially interesting are Atkinson's straightforward accounts of the many "feuds, tiffs and spats" among British and American commanders, politicians, and strategists and his honest assessments of their--and their soldiers'--performance and behavior, for better and for worse. This is an engrossing, extremely accessible account of a grim and too-often overlooked military campaign. --H. O'Billovich, 13924691, Military, 13924661, History, 13911211, Audio CDs, 13901671, Audiobooks, 2205888011, Custom Stores, 1040638, Specialty Stores, 916520, Books, 15851421, North Africa, 928056, Africa, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928272, World War II, 15851561, Asia, 928276, Eastern Front, 15851551, Europe, 928278, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 15851571, Home Front, 928280, Intelligence Operations, 928282, Iwo Jima, 928284, Naval, 928286, Normandy, 928288, Pearl Harbor, 928290, Personal Narratives, 928292, Stalingrad, 928294, Western Front, 928296, Women, 928258, 20th Century, 928242, United States, 928152, Americas, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928812, World War II, 15851801, Asia, 928816, Eastern Front, 15851791, Europe, 928818, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 15851811, Home Front, 928820, Intelligence Operations, 928822, Iwo Jima, 928824, Naval, 928826, Normandy, 928828, Pearl Harbor, 928830, Personal Narratives, 928832, Stalingrad, 928834, Western Front, 928836, Women, 928712, Military, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928878, World War II, 15851881, Asia, 928882, Eastern Front, 15851871, Europe, 928884, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 15851891, Home Front, 928886, Intelligence Operations, 928888, Iwo Jima, 928890, Naval, 928892, Normandy, 928894, Pearl Harbor, 928896, Personal Narratives, 928898, Stalingrad, 928900, Western Front, 928902, Women, 928864, 20th Century, 928848, United States, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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In An Army at Dawn,, a comprehensive look at the 1942-1943 Allied invasion of North Africa, author Rick Atkinson posits that the campaign was, along with the battles of Stalingrad and Midway, where the "Axis ... forever lost the initiative" and the "fable of 3rd Reich invincibility was dissolved." Additionally, it forestalled a premature and potentially disastrous cross-channel invasion of France and served as a grueling "testing ground" for an as-yet inexperienced American army. Lastly, by relegating Great Britain to what Atkinson calls the status of "junior partner" in the war effort, North Africa marked the beginning of American geopolitical hegemony. Although his prose is occasionally overwrought, Atkinson's account is a superior one, an agile, well-informed mix of informed strategic overview and intimate battlefield-and-barracks anecdotes. (Tobacco-starved soldiers took to smoking cigarettes made of toilet paper and eucalyptus leaves.) Especially interesting are Atkinson's straightforward accounts of the many "feuds, tiffs and spats" among British and American commanders, politicians, and strategists and his honest assessments of their--and their soldiers'--performance and behavior, for better and for worse. This is an engrossing, extremely accessible account of a grim and too-often overlooked military campaign. --H. O'Billovich africa,history,humanities,military,north africa,textbooks,world war ii Humanities, Simon & Schuster Audio

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Beginning the trilogy that continues with The Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn opens on the eve of Operation TORCH, the daring amphibious invasion of Morocco and Algeria. After three days of hard fighting against the French, American and British troops push deeper into North Africa. But the confidence gained after several early victories soon wanes; casualties mount rapidly, battle plans prove ineffectual, and hope for a quick and decisive victory evaporates. The Allies discover that they are woefully unprepared to fight and win this war. North Africa becomes a proving ground: it is here that American officers learn how to lead, here that soldiers learn how to hate, here that an entire army learns what it will take to vanquish a formidable enemy. In North Africa, the Allied coalition came into its own, the enemy forever lost the initiative, and the United States -- for the first time -- began to act like a great power. Rick Atkinson, Books, History, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943) Books>History, Simon & Schuster Audio

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Long Gray Line" delivers the first volume in his Liberation Trilogy, which chronicles the events of World War II. Based on interviews with hundreds of veterans and experts across the world, "An Army at Dawn" tells the harrowing story of the war in North Africa. Abridged. 6 CDs.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780743570992
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0743570995
Date de parution: 2007
Editeur: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Poids: 0,177 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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