An Army at Dawn

Rick Atkinson

This is the first book in what is to be a trilogy about the American army in the Western theater in World War II. This volume concerns the invasion of North Africa in 1942-43. This is a book well written and very easy to follow. The author does a good job of writing prose that describes the battles but is not so highly technical that it becomes boring or tedious. From Atkinson's conclusions we discover that the African invasion was a proving ground for US forces and an excellent preparation for what was to come. Recommended for history buffs and those with a continuing interest in WWII.