Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many other awards include a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, the George Polk award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune A magnificent book... Though the story may seem familiar, I found surprising detail on every page... Atkinson's account of D-Day is both masterly and lyrical... [He] is an absolute master of his material. --Max Hastings, The Wall Street Journal A tapestry of fabulous richness and complexity... Atkinson is a master of what might be called 'pointillism history, ' assembling the small dots of pure color into a vivid, tumbling narrative. . . . The Liberation Trilogy is a monumental achievement, about 2,500 pages in all, densely researched but supremely readable. -- The New York Times Book Review Breathtaking, unforgettable... Atkinson provides us with especially poignant descriptions in a blaze of writing and research that matches the drama and significance of the moment, all without peer in modern history ... This volume is a literary triumph worthy of the military triumph it explores and explains. -- The Boston Globe Monumental... As befits a journalist who knows his material inside and out, Atkinson can provide the incisive explanation to a complex situation or personage... A masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling. -- The Los Angeles Times [Atkinson] reconstructs the period from D-Day to V-E Day by weaving a multitude of tiny details into a tapestry of achingly sublime prose... With great sensitivity, Atkinson conveys the horrible reality of what soldiers had to become to defeat Hitler's Germany. -- The Washington Post Detailed in its research, unsparing in its judgments and confident in its prose...This trilogy--on which [Atkinson has] spent 12 years, twice as long as the war itself--may well be his masterpiece. -- Time Great characters, vivid details...The final volume of Rick Atkinson's 'Liberation Trilogy' proves again