Customer Reviews for

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Average Rating 4.5
( 109 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(78)

4 Star

(15)

3 Star

(11)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Atkinson provides us with a wonderful ending to his masterful tr

Atkinson provides us with a wonderful ending to his masterful trilogy on World War II (what he's called the Liberation Trilogy). With masterful prose complementing his meticulous archival work, Atkinson has not lost a step from his previous two volumes (a difficult fea...
Atkinson provides us with a wonderful ending to his masterful trilogy on World War II (what he's called the Liberation Trilogy). With masterful prose complementing his meticulous archival work, Atkinson has not lost a step from his previous two volumes (a difficult feat, considering the first volume won a Pulitzer Prize for history). From D-Day to VE-Day, the reader alternates seeing the battlefield from the foxhole and the commander's quarters. I cannot recommend it strongly enough.

posted by Anonymous on May 15, 2013

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Interesting

This book is interesting to me since I was on the opposite side, I was a boy 12 years old at the time in Germany. And it is interesting to me to learn how the big invasion was made possible, since we were told it could not happen.

posted by 18163483 on August 30, 2013

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 15 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    This is one of the best step by step break down for the D-Day invasion.

    Rick Atkinson write about things that only he would know from long interviews and research digs. Makes you feel like you are on one of the waives of man going into the fight.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 13, 2013

    outstanding book. As with the first two in the triology, Atkinso

    outstanding book. As with the first two in the triology, Atkinson does a remarkable job of weaving personal vignettes into an over arching view of the Army's war in Europe during WWII. You don't get bogged down in details, and can see the larger campaign picture, but at the same time you get glimpses into what the war was like on the personal level. I found it interesting to see he apparently does not think much of Omar Bradley's generalship, though to be fair, none of our generals looked all that good. Which was my big take away from this book and the others - the overall poor quality of leadership at the top. It seems just overwhelming American strength in number and individual fortitude won the day. My omly complaint is minor: his reference to dates as days of the week rather day numerical dates. When reading of ongoing events, I find it much easier to track something happening on 15 Jan, then something else 18 Jan, rather than this happened on Monday, and then something else on Thursday. A work well worth your time and a place on your bookshelf.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 29, 2013

    The conclusion of Atkinson's trilogy on the war in Europe does a

    The conclusion of Atkinson's trilogy on the war in Europe does an excellent job of covering both the pivotal battles, but also the grinding and logistics-constrained advance across Europe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Great book.

    .

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Q fewwfetyuotgjhjdhfhfhxhdbxhdjdjzhxnxnxxuxxmfuuxnxjxmckmxmcozkdkkxk,%+cxc-%",%%,:&'/% fxdfjjzmmxxbxbxhxxxxn

    Fj

    0 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 15 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1