Best Selling Paperback Books by Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the author of The British Are Coming (2019), Crusade (1993), The Liberation Trilogy (2013), The Guns at Last Light (2014) and other 18 books.

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The British Are Coming

release date: May 14, 2019
The British Are Coming
Winner of the George Washington Prize Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

Crusade

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Crusade
Integrating interviews with individuals ranging from senior policymakers to frontline soldiers, a look at the Persian Gulf War shows how the conflict transformed modern warfare

The Liberation Trilogy

release date: Oct 22, 2013
The Liberation Trilogy
Details the liberation of Europe in World War II, focusing on the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and the Western Front by Allied forces.

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 Day of Battle

release date: Sep 16, 2008
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, Monte Cassino, and more under the command of controversial Lt. General Mark Clark, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

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.

In the Company of Soldiers

release date: Apr 01, 2007
In the Company of Soldiers
From Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Rick Atkinson (Liberation Trilogy) comes an eyewitness account of the war against Iraq and a vivid portrait of a remarkable group of soldiers. "A beautifully written and memorable account of combat from the top down and bottom up as the 101st Airborne commanders and front-line grunts battle their way to Baghdad.... A must-read."—Tom Brokaw 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.

Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]
A middle reader adaptation of the best-selling The Guns at Last Light chronicles the history-shaping December 1944 attack on American Allied forces by the German army, tracing its course and the tens of thousands of casualties that resulted.

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 Long Gray Line

release date: Apr 01, 2010
The Long Gray Line
The New York Times bestseller about West Point's Class of 1966, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Rick Atkinson. "A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."—The Boston Globe A classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the twenty-five-year saga of the West Point class of 1966. With a novelist's eye for detail, Rick Atkinson (author of the Liberation Trilogy) illuminates this powerful story through the lives of three classmates and the women they loved—from the boisterous cadet years, to the fires of Vietnam, to the hard peace and internal struggles that followed the war. The rich cast of characters also includes Douglas MacArthur, William C. Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The class of 1966 straddled a fault line in American history, and Atkinson's masterly book speaks for a generation of American men and women about innocence, patriotism, and the price we pay for our dreams

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.

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.

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.

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.

The British Are Coming (Young Readers Edition)

release date: Oct 25, 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.

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.

Of Dogs and Men

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Of Dogs and Men
This book takes a nostalgic look back at the years when dogs were the sole means of travel in Antarctica; it is also indicative of a relationship that is fundamenta l and has stood the test of time. It includes stories from 3 0 contributors. '

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 War in North Africa, 1942-1943

release date: Jan 01, 2003

Ten Things Every American Student Should Know About Our Army in World War II. Footnotes. Volume 14, Number 15

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Ten Things Every American Student Should Know About Our Army in World War II. Footnotes. Volume 14, Number 15
This essay is based on the author's presentation at the Wachman Center's July 26-27, 2008 History Institute for Teachers, co-sponsored and hosted by the Cantigny First Division Foundation of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. In an effort to better comprehend what he designates "the greatest calamity in human history," the author presents ten points every American student ought to know about the U.S. Army in the Second World War: (1) The U.S. Army was a puny weakling when the war began; (2) The war encumbered all of America; (3) The U.S. Army did not win World War II by itself; (4) The U.S. Army's role in the liberation of Europe did not start at Normandy; (5) The U.S. Army for some considerable time after we entered the war was not very good; (6) The U.S. Army in WWII comprised much more than just riflemen; (7 ) The Army remained under civilian control throughout the war; (8) The U.S. Army in WWII was among the greatest agents, perhaps the greatest agent, of social change in the country during the 20th century; (9) The history of the U.S. Army in WWII is among the greatest stories of the 20th century; and (10) They died for you.

Left of Boom

Left of Boom
"Staff writer Rick Atkinson describes the effort by the U.S. military to combat the improvised explosive devices used by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 until Summer 2007. The series in drawn from more than 140 interviews over the past six months with military and congressional officials, contractors, scientists and defense analysts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Washington and elsewhere. ... Ten senior officers or retired officers, each of them intimately involved in the effort to combat IEDs, were asked to review the findings for accuracy and security consideration."--Page 2.

Supportive Environments for Physical Activity and the Local Government Agenda

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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