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WP's Rick Atkinson -- Book Talk -- 10/09 at 6pm

Pulitzer Prize-winner Wash. Post journalist Rick Atkinson discusses (free) his "The Guns at Last Light," 6-8 pm--CQ Roll Call. JOIN the 1st of 2 October talks linked to WWII. (Jean Smith '54 - 10/24 - next.) Some complimentary copies on hand.


BOOK TALK: Rick Atkinson, Author
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

October 9 2013
Public Event –

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for this FREE event -- which dovetails with our 10/24 book talk by Jean Edward Smith '54.

DC Author Rick Atkinson has six bestselling works of narrative military history, including The Guns at Last Light (newest) as well as In the Company of Soldiers. He's een a Waashington Post reporter, foreign correspondent, war correspondent, and senior eeditor at The Washington Post for over 20 years. His many awards: Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history, the George Polk Award, the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He is a Washington, D.C.  (THIS EVENT is FREE, and is co-presented by Hooks Book Events and CQ. A select number of complimentary copies will be available.)

CQ Roll Call

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

The Book - The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed "Liberation Trilogy" about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. It is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the US and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. Earlier in this bestselling Liberation trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble, which keeps pace with events that follow. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the view of participants at every level -- presidents and generals, war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.

This book talk offers its own very special attraction, and is a wonderful prelude to Jean Smith's '54's book talk on 10/24 -- please CLICK to SEE the details HERE. Or use -- https://www.pcw-dc.org/article.html?aid=1460


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