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An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson

Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Title
An army at dawn
Title remainder
the war in North Africa, 1942-1943
Statement of responsibility
Rick Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An account of the World War II campaign in Morocco and Algeria. Operation Torch, as it was called, became a proving ground where American officers learned to lead, soldiers learned to hate, and an entire army learned what it would take to defeat a formidable enemy
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for History, 2003.
Cataloging source
UNA
Dewey number
940.54/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.82
LC item number
.A82 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Liberation trilogy
Series volume
v. 1
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Map legend -- Allied chain of command -- Passage. A meeting with the Dutchman ; Gathering the ships ; Rendezvous at Cherchel ; On the knees of the gods ; A man must believe in his luck -- Landing. "In the night, all cats are grey" ; In Barbary ; Villain ; To the last man ; "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead. A sword in Algiers ; A blue flag over Oran ; "An orgy of disorder" ; Battle for the Kasbah ; "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East. "We live in tragic hours" ; A cold country with a hot sun ; Medjez-el-Bab ; Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago. "Go for the swine with a blithe heart" ; "The dead salute the gods" ; "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles. Longstop ; "They shot the little son of a bitch" ; "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca. The ice-cream front ; Speedy Valley ; "The touch of the world" ; The Sinners' Concourse -- A bits and pieces war. "Goats set out to lure a tiger" ; "This can't happen to us" ; "The mortal dangers that beset us" ; "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine. A hostile debouchment ; None returned ; "Sometimes that is not good enough" ; "This place is too hot" ; "Order, counter-order, and disorder" ; "Lay roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead. Vigil in Red Oak ; "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" ; "One needs luck in war" ; "The devil is come down" -- Over the top. "Give them some steel!" ; "Search your soul" ; Night closes down ; "I had a plan-- now I have none" -- The inner keep. Hell's corner ; Hammering home the cork ; "Count your children now, Adolf!" ; Tunisgrad -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm53323514
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Owl books ed.
Extent
xv, 681 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805087246
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)53323514
Label
An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943, Rick Atkinson
Publication
Note
  • "An Owl book."
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Map legend -- Allied chain of command -- Passage. A meeting with the Dutchman ; Gathering the ships ; Rendezvous at Cherchel ; On the knees of the gods ; A man must believe in his luck -- Landing. "In the night, all cats are grey" ; In Barbary ; Villain ; To the last man ; "Glory enough for us all" -- Beachhead. A sword in Algiers ; A blue flag over Oran ; "An orgy of disorder" ; Battle for the Kasbah ; "It's all over for now" -- Pushing East. "We live in tragic hours" ; A cold country with a hot sun ; Medjez-el-Bab ; Fat geese on a pond -- Primus in Carthago. "Go for the swine with a blithe heart" ; "The dead salute the gods" ; "Jerry is counterattacking!" -- A country of defiles. Longstop ; "They shot the little son of a bitch" ; "This is the hand of God" -- Casablanca. The ice-cream front ; Speedy Valley ; "The touch of the world" ; The Sinners' Concourse -- A bits and pieces war. "Goats set out to lure a tiger" ; "This can't happen to us" ; "The mortal dangers that beset us" ; "A good night for a mass murder" -- Kasserine. A hostile debouchment ; None returned ; "Sometimes that is not good enough" ; "This place is too hot" ; "Order, counter-order, and disorder" ; "Lay roughly on the tanks" -- The world we knew is a long time dead. Vigil in Red Oak ; "We know there'll be troubles of every sort" ; "One needs luck in war" ; "The devil is come down" -- Over the top. "Give them some steel!" ; "Search your soul" ; Night closes down ; "I had a plan-- now I have none" -- The inner keep. Hell's corner ; Hammering home the cork ; "Count your children now, Adolf!" ; Tunisgrad -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm53323514
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Owl books ed.
Extent
xv, 681 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805087246
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)53323514

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