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Publisher Description

In this riveting book, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco -- a farm boy from Alabama who was flung into the chaos of Normandy and survived the terrors of the Bulge.

As part of the 92nd Signal Battalion and Patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. They were among the first 250 American troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission. Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning of friendship and came to understand the value and fragility of life.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
23.3
MB

Customer Reviews

cattag ,

Excellent!

This is a great book! It's not a war story...it's an emotional journey of a young man sent off to war.

Desert Fox_J ,

Wonderful book

I have the actual book and I must say it is excellent. Mr. Sacco does an excellent job retelling his father's experiences from leaving his Alabama home, the trials and tribulations of basic training, and fighting across Europe. The story is told from the first person point of view. I really felt as if I was amongst the men.

DSontag ,

Captivating and honest

I appreciated the honesty in this must read book. Honesty in regards to the lives of these men and of what they witnessed in Europe.

The depiction of Danchau alone is reason for one to learn of the evil of Nazi Germany and the sacrifices made by our soldiers.

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