The Guns At Last Light: The War In Western Europe, 1944-1945 [abridged]

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The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times bestselling Liberation Trilogy.

It is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most ?dramatic story of all—the titanic battle in Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the war’s final campaign, and Atkinson’s astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime?ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany’s?surrender.

With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Rick Atkinson’s remarkable accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front’s final phase.


  • GunsAtLastLightABR 01 Title

    Duration: 39s
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 02 Prologue a

    Duration: 18min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 03 Prologue b

    Duration: 24min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 04 Part1 Ch1a

    Duration: 29min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 05 Ch1b

    Duration: 22min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 06 Ch2a

    Duration: 20min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 07 Ch2b

    Duration: 19min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 08 Ch3a

    Duration: 12min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 09 Ch3b

    Duration: 23min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 10 Ch3c

    Duration: 23min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 11 Ch3d

    Duration: 15min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 12 Part2 Ch4a

    Duration: 14min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 13 Ch4b

    Duration: 14min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 14 Ch5a

    Duration: 17min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 15 Ch5b

    Duration: 17min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 16 Ch6a

    Duration: 27min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 17 Ch6b

    Duration: 07min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 18 Part3 Ch7a

    Duration: 21min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 19 Ch7b

    Duration: 21min
  • GunsAtLastLightABR 20 Ch8

    Duration: 22min
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