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Rick Atkinson (born 1952, in Munich) is an American journalist and author whose contributions led to four Pulitzer Prizes.

Atkinson was born in Munich. His father was an United States Army officer and he grew up at military post. He earned his bachelor degree from East Carolina University in 1974 and a master of art degree from the University of Chicago in 1976. His first reporting job was at The Morning Sun in Pittsburg, Kansas He started working at the Kansas City Times in 1977. He won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for articles including a series on the West Point Class of 1966. He also contributed to the Times overall effort which won it another Pulitzer Prize the same year for the coverage of the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse.

In 1983 he worked for The Washington Post where he covered The Pentagon and the 1984 Presidential election and was national editor for two years. He went on book leave in 1988 to finish The Long Gray Line, which he had begun reporting on in Kansas City. He returned to the Post in 1989 and was the paper's lead reporter in the 1991 Gulf War. He went on leave again to finish a book about the war Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. In 1993 he returned to the Post as its Berlin bureau covering conflicts in Bosnia and Somalia. The Post won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series conceived by Atkinson on shootings by the District of Columbia police department.

He won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for history for his book The War in North Africa, 1942—1943, which was followed by the second volume in what Atkinson calls his "Liberation trilogy", The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943—1944. While at work on the third volume, he received the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Atkinson served as the Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership [1] at the US Army War College and Dickinson College in 2004 and 2005. He was a Fall 2009 Axel Springer Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He is currently an advisory fellow of the Barsanti Military History Center at the University of North Texas.

Atkinson's book In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat is about the Iraq War. He was embedded with the 101st Airborne Division for two months and had extensive contact with Gen. David Petraeus.

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Total Books: 69
Battle of the Bulge
2016 - Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250079916
ISBN-10: 1250079918
Genre: Children's Books
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D-Day The Invasion of Normandy 1944
2015 - D-day the Invasion of Normandy 1944 (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250062918
ISBN-10: 1250062918
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Battle of the Bulge
2015 - The Battle of the Bulge (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781427261359
ISBN-10: 1427261350
Genre: Children's Books
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Where Valor Rests Arlington National Cemetery
2015 - Where Valor Rests Arlington National Cemetery (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781426214813
ISBN-10: 1426214812
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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The Guns at Last Light The War in Western Europe 1944-1945
2014 - The Guns at Last Light the War in Western Europe 1944-1945 [The Liberation Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250037817
ISBN-10: 1250037816
Genre: History
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D-Day
2014 - D-day (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781627791113
ISBN-10: 1627791116
Genre: Children's Books
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The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-1944
2014 - The Day of Battle the War in Sicily and Italy 1943-1944 [The Liberation Trilogy] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781410463869
ISBN-10: 1410463869
Genre: History
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An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa 1942 - 1943
2013 - An Army at Dawn the War in North Africa 1942 - 1943 [The Liberation Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781594136900
ISBN-10: 1594136904
Genre: History
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An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa 1942-1943
2013 - An Army at Dawn the War in North Africa 1942-1943 [Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410463210
ISBN-10: 1410463214
Genre: History
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The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set
2013 - The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781627790598
ISBN-10: 1627790594
Genre: History
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The Guns at Last Light
2013 - The Guns at Last Light [The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, Bk 3 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743527996
ISBN-10: 0743527992
Genre: History
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The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
Crusade The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
2012 - Crusade the Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781455161386
ISBN-10: 1455161381
Genre: History
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Inside Out
2010 - Inside Out (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781456822439
ISBN-10: 1456822438
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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In the Company of Soldiers A Chronicle of Combat
2009 - In the Company of Soldiers a Chronicle of Combat (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439566381
ISBN-10: 1439566380
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In the Company of Soldiers  A Chronicle of Combat
2005 - In the Company of Soldiers a Chronicle of Combat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780805077735
ISBN-10: 0805077731
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8

In the Company of Soldiers
2004 - In the Company of Soldiers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316727334
ISBN-10: 0316727334
Genre: History
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In The Company of Soldiers  A Chronicle of Combat in Iraq
2004 - In the Company of Soldiers a Chronicle of Combat in Iraq (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743536455
ISBN-10: 0743536452
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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In The Company of Soldiers A Chronicle of Combat in Iraq
2004 - In the Company of Soldiers a Chronicle of Combat in Iraq [Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780743536462
ISBN-10: 0743536460
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Uncategorized
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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An Army at Dawn The War in Africa 1942-1943
2003 - An Army at Dawn the War in Africa 1942-1943 [Liberation, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780805074482
ISBN-10: 0805074481
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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An Army at Dawn
2003 - An Army at Dawn (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316725095
ISBN-10: 0316725099
Genre: History
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