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Title An army at dawn [text (large print)] : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943 / Rick Atkinson.
Author Atkinson, Rick.
Note Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2002.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references (pages 907-976).
Summary The liberation of Europe and defeat of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. Sixty years after America joined the struggle, Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the Allied victory without a grasp of what unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943, where American officers learned how to lead, soldiers learned how to hate, and an army learned what it takes to vanquish a formidable enemy.
Contents 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 -- Epilogue.


Location Call # Status
 Koelbel Large Print Non-Fiction  LP 940.5423 ATKINSON  ON SHELF
Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 987 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.
Operation Torch, 1942.
Large type books.
Africa, North -- History, Military.
Large type books.
SERIES The liberation trilogy ; vol. 1
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Series Atkinson, Rick. Liberation trilogy ; bk. 1.
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
ISBN 9781410463210