This is Part 1 of a 2-part Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.]
[Read by Jeff Riggenbach]
Throughout the Gulf War of 1991, unprecedented restrictions on the media's access to the battlefield kept the true story of that brief, brutal conflict from being told. Now, after two years of intensive research, Rick Atkinson has written what will surely come to be recognized as the definitive chronicle of the war.
Crusade follows the unfolding battle from the first night to the final day, providing vivid accounts of bombing runs and White House strategy sessions, fire-fights and bitter inter-service conflicts. Weaving individual stories into the larger narrative, Atkinson represents the allied campaign against Saddam Hussein as a wholly new kind of war, one that has transformed the nature of modern warfare.
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RICK ATKINSON was a staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post for twenty years. He is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.From AudioFile:
Atkinson's book about the 1991 Gulf War is simply too long and episodic to enjoy on tape. He jumps from story line to story line, but too much time lapses between the different segments, making them hard to follow. Jeff Riggenbach does a clear, professional reading, but having a single reader makes it difficult to keep track of the numerous characters. The audiobook will introduce you to a number of interesting and instructive anecdotes, but neither the book nor the format leads to any particular conclusions about what's becoming known as "the video war." W.W.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2554984