Rick Atkinson


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in Munich, Germany
November 16, 1952

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Rick Atkinson, editor, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian who worked for twenty-five years as a correspondent and editor for The Washington Post. He is the author of several books, including the acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about World War II: An Army at Dawn, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light, as well as The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775–1777, the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy.

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An Army at Dawn: The War in...

4.27 avg rating — 16,467 ratings — published 2002 — 32 editions
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4.36 avg rating — 12,102 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Guns at Last Light: The...

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The British Are Coming: The...

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The Long Gray Line: The Ame...

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In The Company of Soldiers:...

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D-Day: The Invasion of Norm...

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Where Valor Rests: Arlingto...

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

“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

“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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