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
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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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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

An excellent and somber look at the Italian campaign of WWII. Power plays, political aspirations, and overall incompetence again composed the death rattle of thousands of lives. Again the author does ... Read full review

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User Review  - RobertP - LibraryThing

Great read. Excellently written history of the US part in the Italian Campaign. Very balanced, very thorough. I take issue with the gentle treatment given to Lieutenant-General Mark Clark, but do ... Read full review

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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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