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

Author: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press ; a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its Allies vanquished Hitler and liberated Europe. 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 in Western Europe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Atkinson
ISBN: 9781410458971 1410458970
OCLC Number: 826530757
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2013.
Description: 1209 pages (large print) : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part one. Invasion. The far shore ; First tide ; Hell's Beach ; A conqueror's paradise --
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 --
Liberation. A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time --
Part two. Pursuit. "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly" --
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 --
The implicated woods. Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any --
Part three. 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" --
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" --
The Bulge. A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine --
Argonauts. Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only are eyes are alive" --
Crossings. The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love --
Victory. Mark of the Beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are You?" ; A great silence.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Rick Atkinson.

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It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its Allies vanquished Hitler and liberated Europe. 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 in Western Europe.

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