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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The… (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Rick Atkinson (Author)

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Title:The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 3)
Authors:Rick Atkinson (Author)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (2013), 896 pages
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Rating:*****
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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945 by Rick Atkinson (2013)

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  DCavin | Feb 21, 2019 |
A tremendous end to a sublime trilogy. So well researched and put together. Atkinson's passion really shines in this work. From the historical lessons to the candid personal, raw emotions from all those who participated, it is a book series that should be read by everyone. ( )
  VinceLaFratta | Sep 25, 2018 |
A tremendous end to a sublime trilogy. So well researched and put together. Atkinson's passion really shines in this work. From the historical lessons to the candid personal, raw emotions from all those who participated, it is a book series that should be read by everyone. ( )
  VinceLa | Sep 23, 2018 |
Third volume in Atkinson’s trilogy on the US part of WWII in Europe. It’s still gripping and frustrating by turns (the screwups that led to Market Garden, for example), but what I really noticed this time was the tenderness and longing with which these most prototypical of American tough guys wrote home to wives and parents. Men like Eisenhower did not hesitate to tell women how much they loved and missed them; we have flattened our concept of tough guys in really sad ways over the past fifty years. ( )
  rivkat | Apr 11, 2018 |
A fitting and terrific conclusion to the wonderful Liberation Trilogy. The last year of WWII in the European theater is brought to a close with a fascinating portrayal of the personalities and battles as the struggle between Germany and the allies come to a conclusion.

The portrayal of each country - the rising of America, the fading (but courageous Britain), the inexorable Russia, the troublesome French, the indomitable and evil Germans that fought till the last day, was picture perfect and put together illuminates WW II in such a way that impacts us even today.

Some parts of the book were magnificent, the portrayal of Montgomery, the death of Roosevelt, Patton's passion, and the ongoing description of the rise of Russia and the US, and the decline of the British empire.

Highly recommended.
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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
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But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object. Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? - Shakespeare, Henry V, Prologue
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To those who knew neither thee nor me, yet suffered for us anyway
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(Prologue) A killing frost struck England in the middle of May 1944, stunting the plum trees and the berry crops.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805062904, Hardcover)

The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II

It is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. 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 final campaign of the European war, 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 Operation 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. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.

With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson’s accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.

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Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.

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