Rick Atkinson





Rick Atkinson


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in Munich, Germany
January 01, 1952

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Born in Munich, in the Federal Republic of Germany, Atkinson is the son of a U.S. Army officer and grew up on military posts. He holds a master of arts degree in English literature from the University of Chicago. He is the best-selling author of The Long Gray Line, a narrative account about West Point’s class of 1966; Crusade, a narrative history of the Persian Gulf War; and An Army at Dawn , the first volume in the Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the American Army in North Africa, Italy, and Western Europe during the Second World War.

His book about the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, In the Company of Soldiers , was published in March 2004. The second volume of the Liberation Trilogy, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and
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D-Day: The Invasion of Norm...

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Where Valor Rests: Arlingto...

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“There is something within our biological structure that screams out and says it is morally wrong for the old to outlive the young. This is one of the times when God doesn’t seem to make sense. This is the worst that life gets.”
Rick Atkinson, Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War

“In battle, topography is fate.”
Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

“Now arrogance and error would reap the usual dividends”
Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

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