EVENT OVERVIEW: Rick Atkinson presents his New Book The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944 ~ 1945: Volume Three of The Liberation Trilogy, the magnificent conclusion to his acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Atkinson is The New York Times Bestselling Author of An Army at Dawn (Pulitzer Prize-Winner for History), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many other Awards include two Pulitzer Prizes 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.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: 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 how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now 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 sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. 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 perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson’s accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.
DATE & TIME: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $40.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944 ~ 1945: Volume Three of The Liberation Trilogy, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up." Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE: The Publication Date of the Hardcover Edition is May 14, 2013. Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after May 14, 2013.
EVENT FORMAT: Rick Atkinson will discuss his New Book The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944 ~ 1945: Volume Three of The Liberation Trilogy followed by a Booksigning. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are squentually numbered in the order they are purchased.
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