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An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson

Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Title
An army at dawn
Title remainder
the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Statement of responsibility
Rick Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An account of the World War II campaign in Morocco and Algeria. Operation Torch, as it was called, became a proving ground where American officers learned to lead, soldiers learned to hate, and an entire army learned what it would take to defeat a formidable enemy
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for History, 2003.
Cataloging source
UNA
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Atkinson, Rick
Dewey number
940.54/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.82
LC item number
.A82 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Liberation trilogy
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Torch, 1942
  • Africa, North
  • Operation Torch (1942)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military campaigns
  • Africa, North
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [543]-654) and index
Contents
Allied chain of command -- Passage. A meeting with the Dutchman ; Gathering the ships ; Rendezvous at Cherchel ; On the knees of the gods ; A man must believe in his luck -- Landing. "In the night, all cats are grey" ; In Barbary ; Villain ; To the last man ; "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead. A sword in Algiers ; A blue flag over Oran ; "An orgy of disorder" ; Battle for the Kasbah ; "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East. "We live in tragic hours" ; A cold country with a hot sun ; Medjez-el-Bab ; Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago. "Go for the swine with a blithe heart" ; "The dead salute the gods" ; "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles. Longstop ; "They shot the little son of a bitch" ; "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca. The ice-cream front ; Speedy Valley ; "The touch of the world" ; The Sinners' Concourse -- A bits and pieces war. "Goats set out to lure a tiger" ; "This can't happen to us" ; "The mortal dangers that beset us" ; "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine. A hostile debouchment ; None returned ; "Sometimes that is not good enough" ; "This place is too hot" ; "Order, counter-order, and disorder" ; "Lay roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead. Vigil in Red Oak ; "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" ; "One needs luck in war" ; "The devil is come down" -- Over the top. "Give them some steel!" ; "Search your soul" ; Night closes down ; "I had a plan-- now I have none" -- The inner keep. Hell's corner ; Hammering home the cork ; "Count your children now, Adolf!" ; Tunisgrad
Control code
ocm53323514
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xv, 681 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805074482
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53323514
  • (OCoLC)53323514
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [543]-654) and index
Contents
Allied chain of command -- Passage. A meeting with the Dutchman ; Gathering the ships ; Rendezvous at Cherchel ; On the knees of the gods ; A man must believe in his luck -- Landing. "In the night, all cats are grey" ; In Barbary ; Villain ; To the last man ; "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead. A sword in Algiers ; A blue flag over Oran ; "An orgy of disorder" ; Battle for the Kasbah ; "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East. "We live in tragic hours" ; A cold country with a hot sun ; Medjez-el-Bab ; Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago. "Go for the swine with a blithe heart" ; "The dead salute the gods" ; "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles. Longstop ; "They shot the little son of a bitch" ; "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca. The ice-cream front ; Speedy Valley ; "The touch of the world" ; The Sinners' Concourse -- A bits and pieces war. "Goats set out to lure a tiger" ; "This can't happen to us" ; "The mortal dangers that beset us" ; "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine. A hostile debouchment ; None returned ; "Sometimes that is not good enough" ; "This place is too hot" ; "Order, counter-order, and disorder" ; "Lay roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead. Vigil in Red Oak ; "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" ; "One needs luck in war" ; "The devil is come down" -- Over the top. "Give them some steel!" ; "Search your soul" ; Night closes down ; "I had a plan-- now I have none" -- The inner keep. Hell's corner ; Hammering home the cork ; "Count your children now, Adolf!" ; Tunisgrad
Control code
ocm53323514
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xv, 681 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805074482
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53323514
  • (OCoLC)53323514

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