A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley

A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley

by Tim Brady
     
 

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A Death in San Pietro chronicles the quietly heroic and beloved Captain Waskow and his company as they make their way into battle. Waskow’s 36th (“Texas”) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the Germans off the mountains; but not before eighty percent of Waskow’s company is lost in action.See more details below

Overview

A Death in San Pietro chronicles the quietly heroic and beloved Captain Waskow and his company as they make their way into battle. Waskow’s 36th (“Texas”) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the Germans off the mountains; but not before eighty percent of Waskow’s company is lost in action.

Editorial Reviews

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Dallas Morning News, 11/17/2013
“Concise and distinctive as Pyle’s dispatches and forceful as a John Huston film, Tim Brady’s A Death in San Pietro is no less a memorial.”

Kansas City Star, “The 100 Best Books of 2013”

America in WWII Magazine, December 2013

“[Brady] begins with three stories…and effectively pulls them together to create a fascinating narrative…that evokes a deeper sense of the soldiers’ fears, hopes, and sense of loss.”

The Mexia News, 1/7/2014

“[A] very well written book and should be read by anyone who remembers those terrible years. The characters are compelling…it is superbly written and full of action.”

New York Journal of Books, 1/21/2014

A Death in San Pietro is a blood and mud soldier’s eye view of a pointless messy slaughter that too often defines war.”

World War II Magazine, March 2014

“[A] colorful, moving tale.”

New World Review, 1/23/14

“[A] remarkable and highly readable work of narrative nonfiction…written with zest and heart, unlike academic history…Thanks to Tim Brady’s powerful combination of research, solid narrative structure, and most of all his own strong skills as a writer (Brady’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and it shows), readers can learn a great deal from A Death in San Pietro.”

Army Magazine
“Tim Brady captures the essence of combat…[a] thoroughly gripping read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306822155
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,190,326
File size:
3 MB

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