New Release Books by Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the author of The British Are Coming (Young Readers Edition) (2022), Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation] (2015), Where Valor Rests (2015), The Guns at Last Light (2014) and other 65 books.

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The British Are Coming (Young Readers Edition)

release date: Jun 14, 2022
The British Are Coming (Young Readers Edition)
How did the United States become the country it is today? What led to its creation? Adapted from Pulitzer Prize–winner Rick Atkinson’s deeply researched and stunningly vivid The British Are Coming, the young readers edition explores these questions and so much more as it delves into the American Revolution. A collection of key battles from the beginning of the war, including Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill, sets the scene, telling a story of liberation fraught with contradiction and intrigue. History buffs and newcomers alike will be drawn into this fascinating, photo-illustrated account.

Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]
On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the media as the Battle of the Bulge. Lasting more than a month, it led to tens of thousands of casualties. Sir Winston Churchill called it "the greatest American battle of the war and . . . an ever-famous American victory." Atkinson skillfully guides his audience through the attacks and counterattacks, the advances and retreats of this terrible bloodbath. Whether history buffs or newcomers to the topic, young readers will appreciate the author''s clear and accessible prose, as well as the many fascinating facts, photographs, and statistics. A historical exploration of World War II''s Battle of the Bulge from Pulitzer Prize–winner and New York Times–bestselling author Rick Atkinson. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Where Valor Rests

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Where Valor Rests
Marking the burial ground''s 150th anniversary, a guided tour of the final resting place of America''s fallen heroes features 200 photographs accompanied by essays, a detailed map highlighting points of interest and the history of the memorial park''s origins.

The Guns at Last Light

release date: May 13, 2014
The Guns at Last Light
The final volume of the trilogy chronicles the Allied victory in Western Europe, from the brutal struggles in Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge to the freeing of Paris, as experienced by participants from every level of the military.

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

release date: May 14, 2019
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
‘To say that Atkinson can tell a story is like saying Sinatra can sing ... A powerful new voice has been added to the dialogue about [America’s] origins as a people and a nation. It is difficult to imagine any reader putting this beguiling book down without a smile and a tear.’ New York Times

D-Day

release date: May 06, 2014
D-Day
Presents a young reader''s adaptation of "The Guns at Last Light," tracing the Battle of Normandy and the Allied liberation of Western Europe through the end of World War II.

Why Me and No Gold Watch?

release date: Jun 01, 2019
Why Me and No Gold Watch?
When most people think about retirement, they imagine leaving a job they dislike, dropping out of the rat race and turning their back on the pressures of employment. They often see retirement as a welcome change or an escape to something more peaceful and serene.However, retiring is not only about giving up your job and spending your days relaxing: it''s also about entering one of the most exciting and challenging stages of life. Retirement can be a time to draw upon your personal and professional experiences to open new doors of opportunity and education. It can be a time to realize your potential and accomplish significant goals that you delayed because of the responsibilities of working and raising a family.The opportunities in retirement are endless; however, a successful retirement doesn''t come without its hurdles. There are many considerations such as living on a reduced income, creating a health and wellness strategy, examining relationships with family and friends, allocating personal time, establishing living arrangements, adopting and adapting to different social roles and adjusting to the eventual death of a partner, friends and family members.

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

release date: Oct 22, 2013
The Liberation Trilogy Box Set
The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson''s Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the War in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date.

Strategies for Retiring Right!

release date: May 20, 2016
Strategies for Retiring Right!
Worried you won''t have enough money in retirement? Concerned about losing your ''work identity''? Thinking where will you live? Wondering how your relationship will change with family, friends and spouse or partner? Asking whether you''ll be happy in retirement? Strategies for Retiring Right! helps readers build a personal retirement plan to enhance their life after work. By offering profound insights, true-to-life stories and self-completing exercises, the book provides a pathway for readers to make a successful transition from work to retirement.

Inside Out

release date: Dec 03, 2010
Inside Out
This is a glimpse into my life, including growing up in a rough area of South East London as a child in the 70''s, through to the 80''s, 90''s, and up to the present day. You will join me on a journey that at times will take you on a roller-coaster ride to hell and back, as I try to navigate my way through the dark world of drugs, robbery and other hard core elements of crime and general skulduggery. I will lead you to underworld places that most people wouldn''t care or even dare to frequent, from seedy gambling clubs hidden within the labyrinth type back streets of Soho, to the blood stained world of old school gangster activity, and then to the depths of despair whilst locked away within the murky spine-chilling walls of her Majesty''s prisons. There are moments when you will laugh with me and laugh at me as I share some of my many fun and sexy times I had whilst going through my teens and early 20''s. When you buy this book you''ll find it is packed full of sleazy one night stands, punch-ups, burglarys, murderers and the odd attempted murder. Inside Out will have you turning the pages with anticipation right to the end in eagerness to discover what happened next.

The Long Gray Line

release date: Apr 01, 2010
The Long Gray Line
The first trade paperback edition of the New York Times best-seller about West Point''s Class of 1966, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Atkinson. This is the story of the twenty-five-year adventure of the generation of officers who fought in Vietnam. With novelistic detail, Atkinson tells the story of West Point''s Class of 1966 primarily through the experiences of three classmates and the women they loved--from the boisterous cadet years and youthful romances to the fires of Vietnam, where dozens of their classmates died and hundreds more grew disillusioned, to the hard peace and family adjustments that followed. The rich cast of characters includes Douglas MacArthur, William Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The West Point Class of 1966 straddled a fault line in American history, and Rick Atkinson''s masterly book speaks for a generation of American men and women about innocence, patriotism, and the price we pay for our dreams.

On War Limited Edition

release date: Dec 19, 2014
On War Limited Edition
Collected here for the first time are key works by this century''s leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public''s understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O''Brien''s Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today''s leading biographer, Carlo D''Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill.

The Day of Battle

release date: Jan 08, 2014
The Day of Battle
The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome.

An Army at Dawn

release date: May 15, 2007
An Army at Dawn
The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of miscalculation and imcomparable courage, of calamity and enduring triumph. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson focuses on 1942 and 1943, showing how central the great drama that unfolded in North Africa was to the ultimate victory of the Allied powers and to America''s understanding of itself. Opening with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algiers, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and often poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but flawed commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.

In the Company of Soldiers

release date: Apr 01, 2007
In the Company of Soldiers
From Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Rick Atkinson comes an eyewitness account of the war against Iraq and a vivid portrait of a remarkable group of soldiers For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today''s U.S. Army in combat. Now, in this extraordinary account of his odyssey with the 101st, Atkinson presents an intimate and revealing portrait of the soldiers who fight the expeditionary wars that have become the hallmark of our age. At the center of Atkinson''s drama stands the compelling figure of Major General David H. Petraeus, described by one comrade as "the most competitive man on the planet." Atkinson spent virtually all day every day at Petraeus''s elbow in Iraq, where he had an unobstructed view of the stresses, anxieties, and large joys of commanding 17,000 soldiers in combat. Atkinson watches Petraeus wrestle with innumerable tactical conundrums and direct several intense firefights; he watches him teach, goad, and lead his troops and his subordinate commanders. And all around Petraeus, we see the men and women of a storied division grapple with the challenges of waging war in an unspeakably harsh environment. With the eye of a master storyteller, the premier military historian of his generation puts us right on the battlefield. In the Company of Soldiers is a compelling, utterly fresh view of the modern American soldier in action.
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