ISBN: 978-0805062908

The final book in the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson’s The Guns at Last Light is a tale of the battles of World War II. This book starts with D-Day, the biggest battle over Western Europe that has ever been known and one of the biggest battles of the entire war as well. A completely truthful account completed with extensive research and quotes from letters home written by soldiers in the war, this book depicts a story that has not often been seen and likely will not be seen again for some time.


World War II

The War was a devastating event in the history of the world. It cost many lives, innocent lives of civilians, innocent lives of the oppressed, soldiers’ lives who fought for their cause. The beginning of this story sets the stage for the remainder with a description of the events that occurred in the section of World War II that are discussed in this final volume of the series. It then goes on to explain the events that occurred as if the reader were truly right there in the middle of them fighting for their lives.


The first two books of the series discussed leading up to a fight in North Africa and Italy, this book details the final battles and the final, ultimate victory of the Allies. But victory is not easy to come by and it’s most definitely not found without great loss to both sides. Oftentimes the winners of the war may well be the ones that suffered most whether it is by loss of friends and family or by the sheer fortitude required in order for them to finally forestall the enemy forces wherever they may be. This may well be what has happened to the Allies as they end the war.


D-Day is not the end of everything. Fighting in Normandy and Paris as well as the Battle of the Bulge, Operation Market Garden and even more are all described in detail to those wishing an accurate recounting of history and of the sacrifice that many men made on those final days of the war. The Allies did not escape unscathed or even close to unscathed. In fact, they suffered grave losses that could easily have been too much and could easily have caused them to lose the war and yet, brave men continued to fight on for their country and freedom.

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  • Angie Randall
    November 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Rick Atkinson has definitely created an amazing conclusion with The Guns at Last Light. I was amazed by the descriptions and the depth of information that was included in this book. It’s obvious that he did a lot of research to ensure everything was factual and to keep to the true story of it all. There was so much going on in World War II and this book really helps the average person to understand the war and the sacrifices that were made while men were off fighting in this war far away from home. I loved the entire series and would definitely read it again.

  • Abby Clare
    November 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I have never really been a history buff but a friend of mine (who is) recommended that I read this book. He said that I would really enjoy it and almost to my surprise I really did. I found myself very drawn in to The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson. The story is intriguing and captivates you right from the start. I hadn’t even read the other books but yet I was able to gather enough from the prologue that I could read this one without any problems. It was very informative and actually made me want to read even more historical accounts.

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