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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (9.2.2002) (original: 2002; edição: 2002)

de Rick Atkinson (Autor), Illus. with photos (Ilustrador)

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In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa. The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power. Beginning 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 Algeria, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel. Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.… (mais)
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Título:An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (9.2.2002)
Autores:Rick Atkinson (Autor)
Outros autores:Illus. with photos (Ilustrador)
Informação:Henry Holt (2002), Edition: 1st
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:wwii, wwii-mto, north-africa-campaign, amphibious-warfare, army

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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943 de Rick Atkinson (2002)

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"borrowed" from Xon Burris' 11/18/09 review:
This book is great for a student of WWII. Atkinson is extremely detailed in small and large battles ranging across North Africa. I seemed to get bogged down in the detail and found it hard to pay attention at times. Often, it felt like I was reading a text book. However. there are interesting parts and pieces of knowledge.

A couple of side notes.
I've been to Tunis and Tunisia, yet still am not familiar with ports and cities in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. You might want to study a map or Google map some places while reading this book for some help on where some of these battles and amphibious landings take place.

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  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
I was introduced to this book through my Pulitzer Prize reading group. It was very well researched as it covered the United States' fighting in North Africa during World War II. I have been fascinated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines since I was a kid. I always knew I would enlist when I turned 18. It was a difficult decision to decide on which branch but I settled on the Army in 1997. I served two years and learned that, at least in the areas that I was trained and worked, which was supply logistics, no matter what I was always a lean green killing machine first. It appeared to me that the Army was like a game of Telephone gone awry. Each level gets their orders from above and by the time it gets to the bottom, there is disarray. This book essentially told the same story. It sounded to me like some commanders had a cohesive plan but many did not. I've lost quite a few friends/fellow soldiers to recent wars and I wish there was a solid strategy behind their deaths. As I listened to all of the book's battles on audiobook, I was saddened that it felt like we sent men in without a solid plan for returning. I wish we could learn from our mistakes and not place men in positions of power who gleam glory by massive death tolls rather than strategy. ( )
  Tosta | Jul 5, 2021 |
nonfiction (WWII north african front). The battle scenes are getting easier for me to envision, but I could've used some interactive maps in here. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
This is top-of-the-line military history. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next two volumes. I was very impressed with the first two (so far) of the three volumes of Ian Toll's history of World War II in the Pacific, and this is arguably even better, which is a high bar indeed. The author's willingness to detail both the good and the bad of "war and battle management" and the idiosyncrasies of the commanders at multiple levels was especially welcome. This volume emphasizes how poorly the Allies approached the first major part of the war against Hitler and Mussolini, but the author also explains well how the reader could expect those shortcomings to eventually serve to educate and improve upon what would follow. ( )
  larryerick | Jan 30, 2021 |
This review is actually a review of two books: this one, and "Dawn of the Code War" https://www.librarything.com/work/22240288/book/195050066

Both are, in my view, about the logistics of information.

Be it WWII at beginning of the combat-readiness of the US Army and its logistics (the subject of "An Army at Dawn", about the WWII campaigns within the Northern Africa theatre), or the more recent Cyberwar readiness from the USA federal government, up to the 2016 elections (published in 2018, but with obvious confidentiality constraints on more recent material, cybersecurity investigations and policy are the subject of "Dawn of the Code War"), both books contain plenty of information about organizational readiness.

In both cases, it is not just a matter of materiel or financial resources, or even of one-off interventions, but of blending both the routine "lessons learned", spreading them, and keeping reinforcing the awareness of the new scenarios.

Both books let what happened to deliver the lessons, with the author underlining what readers can derive from reading through the storytelling.

Also, both books have interesting material- that could be used to derive "cameos", i.e. examples useful to carry the messages home.

As shown by the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in late 2020 and early 2021, we still have to learn lessons about logistics that had been learned in 1942-1943, and also in cybersecurity, we are still letting the "technicality" of the subject trump (no pun intended) over the conceptual element.

Logistics of both physical and virtual resources is still logistics, and carries some characteristics: degrees of freedoms, identification of strengths and weaknesses, as well as identification of costs and benefits.

Doing a proper detailed review of both books would require few thousand words, but, in reality, the purpose of this review is to share few pointers, and share the impact of both books.

Actually, I first read "An Army at Dawn" over a decade ago, but decided to re-read it along with "Dawn of the Code War", as the parallels where interesting. ( )
  aleph123 | Jan 10, 2021 |
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"I don’t think I’ve ever read a history book that flowed so well. The book is an incredible marriage of storytelling and historical fact, so that the reader feels both entertained and very well informed."
adicionado por whitrichardson | editarThe Millions, C. Max Magee (May 14, 2006)
 
"The most thorough and satisfying history yet of the campaigns in North Africa."
adicionado por whitrichardson | editarKirkus Reivews (Jul 15, 2002)
 
"This is a fascinating work which any reader can enjoy, and professional historians will find perusal of it eminently worth their while."
 
"Despite diction that occasionally lapses into the melodramatic, general readers and specialists alike will find worthwhile fare in this intellectually convincing and emotionally compelling narrative."
 

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In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa. The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power. Beginning 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 Algeria, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel. Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.

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