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The Guns at Last Light

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405527262

Price: £16.99

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Genre: Humanities / History

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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 for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the European war’s final campaign, and Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich – all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters.

With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Rick Atkinson’s remarkable accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.


A stirring final volume of a monumental trilogy, this book completes a definitive chronicle of the Second World War
Military History
I was hooked from the first page . . . a gripping account
BBC History
As one might expect from a Pulitzer Prize winning author, it is written with verve and panache . . . highly recommended
Military History
The Guns at Last Light tells [the story from D-Day to VE-Day] brilliantly . . . fascinating
Choice Magazine
Easily the best history of the Second World War in western Europe that I have ever read
History Today