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The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

The Day of Battle( )
Author: Atkinson, Rick
Series title:Liberation Trilogy
ISBN:978-1-4379-7244-3
Publication Date:Nov 2010
Publisher:DIANE Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

Follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then fight their way north toward Rome. The decision to invade the ¿soft underbelly¿ of Europe was controversial, but, once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, the Rapido River, and Monte Cassino were particularly lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces, led by Lt. Gen. Mark Clark, continued to drive the Germans up...
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Atkinson, Rick (Author)
Rick Atkinson holds a master of arts degree in English literature from the University of Chicago and is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and military historian

Atkinson is the author of the highly-acclaimed Liberation Trilogy, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers and Crusade. Atkinson received the Pulitzer Prize for the first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943. The second volume, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, drew praise as well.

Atkinson also received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting; and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service, awarded to the Washington Post for a series of investigative articles directed and edited by Atkinson on shootings by the District of Columbia police department. He is winner of the 1989 George Polk Award for national reporting, the 2003 Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award, the 2007 Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, and the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Atkinson has served as the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College. In 2014 his title The Guns at Last Light made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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