Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September-November 1944

Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September-November 1944

by George Koskimaki
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Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September-November 1944 by George Koskimaki

Hell’s Highway is a history, most of which has never before been written. It is adventure recorded by those who lived it and put into context by an author who was also there. It is human drama on an enormous scale, told through the personal stories of 612 contributors of written and oral accounts of the Screaming Eagles’ part in the attempt to liberate the Netherlands. Koskimaki is an expert in weaving together individual recollections to make a compelling and uniquely first-hand account of the bravery and deprivations suffered by the troops, and their hopes, fears, triumphs, and tragedies, as well as those of Dutch civilians caught up in the action. There have been many books published on Operation Market Garden and there will surely be more. This book, however, gets to the heart of the action. The “big picture,” which most histories paint, here is just the context for the real history on the ground.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480406599
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 72,494
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

George E. Koskimaki is a former paratrooper who jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944, as General Maxwell Taylor’s radioman. He went on to become a preeminent historian of the 101st Airborne Division, having interviewed hundreds of fellow veterans for their firsthand accounts. He currently lives in Northville, Michigan.      

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Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September - November 1944 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I can't stand the little $8 books as I am 46 and need reading glasses, so I have been waiting for a full size copy for years! There are three in this series. All Three is a must read!!! Barnes&Noble is great! I am in South Korea and via USPS Priority mail my books arrive with 10 days each time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it would be a bit more interesting if there were more details. There isn't much of a plot starting here. No questions are really raised. Only that the parents don't like the child. I'll watch for more, interested to see how it does progress
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