The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Paperback)

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    "Majestic... Atkinson’s achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the whole with writing as powerful and elegant as any great narrat...

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    Rick Atkinson, recipient of the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, is the bestselling author ofAn Army at Dawn, The Long Gray Line, and In the Company of Soldiers. He was a staff writer and senior editor atThe Washington Post for twenty years, and his many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "Majestic... Atkinson’s achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the whole with writing as powerful and elegant as any great narrative of war.” —The Wall Street Journal

    In An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson provided an authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa during World War II. Now, inThe Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome.

    The decision to invade the so-called 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 continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable.

    Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair,The Day of Battle is a masterly account of one of history’s most compelling military campaigns.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780805088618
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Paperback
    Pages 791
    Publisher Date 2008-09-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Henry Holt & Co
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.44 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
    Series Name Liberation Trilogy
    Series Volume Number 2
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Atkinson, Rick

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    • Day of Battle

      The Day of Battle is an excellent survey of the experience of the U.S. Army forces in Italy during WW2. Finding and ordering this book on the Overstock website was very easy and although shipping was delayed, I was notified of this and still received it within a reasonable number of days.

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