An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Rick Atkinson
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Essay Topic 1

In the prologue to the book, the author addresses the issue of Anglophilia between the British and the Americans. In what way was this shared prior to the bombing on Pearl Harbor? And in what way did the two world leaders, Churchill and Roosevelt, maintain it on a personal level? Finally, what was the trickle down effect on the war's generals?

Essay Topic 2

In the prologue, the debate about which strategy to take in making war on Germany is described. In the end, the decision is made by Roosevelt to take the advice of the British and attack in North Africa. In what way was this a controversial decision for American planners? And in what way did this decision possibly save American planners from themselves? Finally, what misconceptions did Roosevelt maintain in this decision?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 1, the planning for Operation Torch, the invasion of...

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