Rick Atkinson is a military historian and author of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, published in May 2019 as the first volume in his Revolution Trilogy. He is also author of the Liberation Trilogy, about the role of the U.S. military during World War II in the Mediterranean and Western Europe. The first volume, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, received the Pulitzer Prize for history. The final volume, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, ranked No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.