The Day Of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-44

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Little, Brown Book Group, May 2, 2013 - History - 816 pages
242 Reviews
A triumph of narrative history, elegantly written, thick with unforgettable description and rooted in the sight and sounds of battle' William Grimes, New York Times

Dramatic and authoritative, The Day of Battle continues where the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn left off, this time following the strengthening Allied armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then fight their way north, mile by bloody mile towards Rome.

Once underway, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price, and as the months passed the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. With the liberation of Rome in June 1944, victory - at last - began to seem inevitable.

'Vivid and humane, it is deeply researched' Raleigh Trevelyan, Literary Review

'A very fine book . . . Anyone who devoured An Army at Dawn with relish will be delighted with Atkinson's account of the Sicilian and Italian campaign' New York Times Book Review

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Meticulously researched, finely crafted storytelling. - Goodreads
Fantastic read, intelligent writing, and quick. - Goodreads
Excellent coverage of a brutal campaign. - Goodreads
A good one volume overview of the Italian campaign. - Goodreads
Amazing writing about an amazing story - Goodreads
Very well researched and a fascinating story. - Goodreads

Review: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

This book was FABULOUS! I have been reading military history since I was about 10 years old, and this book (and the series, at least so far) is near the top of the list of my favorites. If you are looking for detail, personal touches, and readability, this is for you. Excellent. Read full review

Review: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Larry - Goodreads

"On few battlefields would soldiers endure harsher conditions or witness worse carnage (p. 409)." "Nothing was right except the courage (p. 328)." Atkinson's history of World War II in Sicily and ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of AN ARMY AT DAWN, THE LONG GRAY LINE, IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS and CRUSADE. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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