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The Guns at Last Light - The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Rick Atkinson

The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times bestselling Liberation Trilogy. It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most ?dramatic story of all-the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous 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 moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime?ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany's?surrender. 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 restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front's final phase.

The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times bestselling Liberation Trilogy. It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most ?dramatic story of all-the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous 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 moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime?ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany's?surrender. 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 restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front's final phase.
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History

Description:

The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times bestselling Liberation Trilogy. It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most ?dramatic story of all-the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous 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 moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime?ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany's?surrender. 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 restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front's final phase.

Language:

English

Narrators:

L.J. Ganser

Length:

32h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

27:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

29:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

28:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

28:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

26:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

23:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

13:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

28:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

19:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

25:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

25:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

25:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

27:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

22:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

29:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

24:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

20:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

20:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

17:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

14:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

15:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

17:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

19:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

22:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

17:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

26:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

24:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

19:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

20:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

19:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

17:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

21:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

12:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

19:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

26:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

16:51


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

20:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

23:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

21:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

23:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

18:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

23:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:52