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Basic Information about The Guns at Last Light:

Full Title of (Newest) Book: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Short Title of Book: The Guns at Last Light

Series Information: Volume Three of the Liberation Trilogy

Other Books in the Series: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (Volume One), The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 (Volume Two)

Author: Rick Atkinson

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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Overview of the Book: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 is the magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II.

Biographical Information for the Author:

Name: Rick Atkinson

Titles / Awards: Atkinson’s many awards include the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for history; the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting; and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service, awarded to the Washington Post for a series of investigative articles directed and edited by Atkinson on shootings by the District of Columbia police department. He is winner of the 1989 George Polk Award for national reporting, the 2003 Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award, the 2007 Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, and the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Atkinson has served as the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, where he remains an adjunct faculty member.

Past Publications: An Army at Dawn (Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy), The Day of Battle (Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy), In the Company of Soldiers, The Long Gray Line, Crusade

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Short Bio: Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many other awards include a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, the George Polk award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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