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The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945, Rick Atkinson

Label
The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Title
The guns at last light
Title remainder
the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Statement of responsibility
Rick Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich
  • This book is 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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkinson, Rick
Dewey number
940.54/21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D756
LC item number
.A78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The liberation trilogy
Series volume
v. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • Weltkrieg
  • Westfront
  • Alliierte
  • Deutschland
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Västfronten (Andra världskriget 1939-1945)
  • Västeuropa
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945, Rick Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-841) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Invasion : The far shore ; First tide ; Hell's Beach ; A conqueror's paradise -- 2. Lodgement : "This long thin line of personal anguish" ; A gunman's world ; Terror is broken by terror ; How easy it is to make a ghost -- 3. Liberation : A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time -- 4. Pursuit : "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly" -- 5. Against the west wall : "Five barley loaves and three small fishes" ; Every village a fortress ; A market and a garden ; The arrow that flieth by day -- 6. The implicated woods : Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any -- 7. The flutter of wings : A town too small for the tragedy ; Faith in a friendly universe ; To the land of doom ; "Providence decrees and we must obey" -- 8. A winter shadow : "We are all so human that it is pitiful" ; Staking everything on one card ; The light line ; "Go easy, boys. There's danger ahead" -- 9. The Bulge : A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine -- 10. Argonauts : Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only our eyes are alive" -- 11. Crossings : The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love -- 12. Victory : Mark of the beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are you?" ; A great silence
Control code
ocn809845108
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
877 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062908
Lccn
2012034312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022475036
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805062908
  • (OCoLC)809845108
Label
The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945, Rick Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-841) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Invasion : The far shore ; First tide ; Hell's Beach ; A conqueror's paradise -- 2. Lodgement : "This long thin line of personal anguish" ; A gunman's world ; Terror is broken by terror ; How easy it is to make a ghost -- 3. Liberation : A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time -- 4. Pursuit : "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly" -- 5. Against the west wall : "Five barley loaves and three small fishes" ; Every village a fortress ; A market and a garden ; The arrow that flieth by day -- 6. The implicated woods : Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any -- 7. The flutter of wings : A town too small for the tragedy ; Faith in a friendly universe ; To the land of doom ; "Providence decrees and we must obey" -- 8. A winter shadow : "We are all so human that it is pitiful" ; Staking everything on one card ; The light line ; "Go easy, boys. There's danger ahead" -- 9. The Bulge : A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine -- 10. Argonauts : Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only our eyes are alive" -- 11. Crossings : The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love -- 12. Victory : Mark of the beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are you?" ; A great silence
Control code
ocn809845108
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
877 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805062908
Lccn
2012034312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022475036
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805062908
  • (OCoLC)809845108

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