Rick Atkinson, recipient of the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, is the bestselling author of The Day Of Battle, The Long Gray Line, and In the Company of Soldiers. He was a staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post for twenty years, and his many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"As masterfully executed as it was conceived." --Nicholas Proffit, The Philadelphia Inquirer (front page) on The Long Gray Line "A story of epic proportions . . . An awesome feat of biographical reconstruction." --Cullen Murphey, The Boston Globeon The Long Gray Line "Enormously rich in detail and written with a novelist's brilliance, the pages literally hurry before one . . . A very moving book." --James Salter, The Washington Post Book World on The Long Gray Line