5/13 - American Conversation – Rick Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe 1944-1945
May 13 – 7 PM – Eberhard Center
The Guns Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945
D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Rick Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. Historic events 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.