Rick Atkinson
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Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of six works of narrative military history, including The Guns at Last Light, The Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. He also was the lead essayist in Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery, published by National Geographic. He was a reporter, foreign correspondent, war correspondent, and senior editor at The Washington Post for more than twenty years. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He lives in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.liberationtrilogy.com.

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Best Sellers

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - introduction
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad reader

    • By Jhimi Island on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $55.99

    • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    • The Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

    Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book, great performance

    • By Ted on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $46.95

    • The Guns at Last Light

    • The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    The eagerly awaited final volume in Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy. It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written Overview

    • By David I. Williams on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $46.95

    • The Day of Battle

    • The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 32 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795

    In The Day of Battle, Atkinson follows the American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943, attack Italy two months later, and then fight their way, mile by bloody mile, north toward Rome....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to Listen to, but Very Worthwhile

    • By N. Rogers on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $46.95

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Abridged)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - intro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn, has long been admired for his deeply researched, vivid narrative histories. Now, in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy, he recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Start!

    • By Darren Sapp on 07-14-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Crusade

    • The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Throughout the Gulf War of 1991, unprecedented restrictions on the media’s access to the battlefield kept the true story of that brief, brutal conflict from being told....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very decent account of the gulf war

    • By Lyle Wincentsen on 08-12-13
    • The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-07-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Long Gray Line

    • The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Bruce Weitz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Young men who dream of becoming heroes look to West Point - to a career dedicated to serving their country. The Class of 1966 was no exception....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A+++

    • By Wowe and Son on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • D-Day

    • The Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson adapts his #1 New York Times bestselling The Guns At Last Light into an audiobook program capturing the events and spirit of the day....

    • The Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • In the Company of Soldiers

    • A Chronicle of Combat
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, informative and balanced

    • By miyaker on 06-22-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Battle of the Bulge

    • The Young Readers Adaptation
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, making one last attempt to turn the tide of World War II....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best work

    • By Martin See on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $16.79

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