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Beyond Valor: World War IIs Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat
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Beyond Valor: World War IIs Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat by Patrick K. ODonnell

Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick ODonnells Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible on the printed page. For more than fifty years the individual stories that make up this narrative -- shockingly frank reflections of sacrifice and courage -- have been bottled up, buried, or circulated privately. Now, nearing the ends of their lives, our WWII soldiers have at last unburdened themselves. <P> Beyond Valor recaptures their hidden history. A pioneering oral historian, Patrick ODonnell used his award-winning website, The Drop Zone, to solicit oral- and e-histories from individual soldiers. Gradually, working from within the community, ODonnell convinced some of the wars most battle-hardened soldiers to tell their stories. The result is WWII seen through the eyes of the men who saw the most intense of its action. ODonnell focuses on the elite units of the war -- the Rangers, Airborne, and 1st Special Serv

Author: Patrick K. ODonnell

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 384

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2001-02-15

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ISBN: 0684873842


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