Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rick Atkinson
Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Genres: History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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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, firefights and bitter interservice 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Atkinson, Rick

Rick Atkinson was a staff writer and senior editor at "The Washington Post" for more than 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.