Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
Commentary by Pat Sanderlin, January 2005

Rick Atkinson has written two very fine books on war history, the most popular being Army at Dawn about the World War II North African Campaign. He is a fine writer that shames himself by disparaging every soldier, whether officer or enlisted, by his constant negative comments about short people.

The real proof of his prejudice is in the final chapter where he lists a number of veterans of the North African campaign that went on to other engagements. When he mentions Audie Murphy, the most decorated US soldier of World War II, he only mentions that he weighed 112 lbs, and skipped the fact that he was 5'5".