Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Kepler’s favorite Rick Atkinson has been an iconic figure in history writing for years. His World War II Liberation Trilogy (Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle and Guns at Last Light) defied gravity: a comprehensive nonfiction project that built on the research of over a decade, these multi-hundred-page tomes read like suspense fiction. Through gripping details and untold microhistories, Atkinson effortlessly reveals the human underpinnings behind the most fraught periods in international history—writing deceptively familiar stories with new clarity.
And he does it again in the first volume of his next great achievement, The Revolution Trilogy. Just in time to get the book signed for Father’s Day, don’t miss this auspicious series beginning about the Revolutionary War and founding of our nation.
Atkinson joins Kepler’s Literary Foundation on June 10th for the long-anticipated start of an intrepid new series to celebrate the publication of its first volume, The British Are Coming. Covering the early period of war 1775-1777, this remarkable book has all of Atkinson’s storytelling elegance, conveying in fast-paced detail the story of the United States: who we were then, what we believed, and how it has made us. History begins again on June 10th.
Photo of Rick Atkinson by Elliott O’Donovan.