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
262 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
Another fine overview of WWII. - 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  - Ryan - Goodreads

Absolutely stunning in it's depth of insight and unrelenting look into the lives of the men who battled for Italy. Much has been written in this genre, but little has been done better. This is a must read for anyone interested in WWII history. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Excellent coverage of a brutal campaign. 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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