In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the European war's final campaign, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich - all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Rick Atkinson's remarkable accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.... them with an armored cavalry escort and a convoy of jeeps, including one adorned with the supreme commandera#39;s five-star rank insignia. ... Peoplea#39;s Strength Is All!a The XII Corps commander, General Eddy, led them onto a rickety freight elevator, and as they slowly descended ... In addition to 8, 307 gold bars and 55 crates of bullion, the repository included 3, 682 sacks of German currency, 80 more ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Guns at Last Light|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-05-14|