An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson

What I’m Reading Now: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
What I Just Finished Reading: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson published by Holt (2007)

An Army at Dawn is fairly standard issue military history. Rick Atkinson set out to write a three-volume history of the United States Army in Europe during World War II. This initial book looks at the first blooding of the Americans in North Africa and the emergence of Eisenhower. Ike was the least experienced Allied military commander in 1942, with a personality more likely to be found in a corporate board room than on a battlefield. No Patton or Pershing, he was the first of the really modern generals and this book traces the initial months of his rise.

OK, I suppose, if this is the sort of thing you like.

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About Patrick Young

Program Director of the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) and Supervising Attorney for the Westchester Hispanic Coalition. Blogs for Long Island Wins and New York State Immigrant Action Fund
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2 Responses to An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Freedom. The reviews have been all over the place.

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