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

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By the time Mark Clarkandrsquo;s Fifth Army reached the small village of San Pietro north of Naples in the first week of December 1943, a tough but rapid sweep through Sicily came to a muddy halt. On the slopes of a distant mountain, the death of a single platoon captain, Henry Waskow, epitomized the struggle.

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

For Americans back home, two of the warandrsquo;s most lasting artistic expression brought horrified focus to the battlefield, already dubbed andldquo;Purple Heart Valleyandrdquo; by the men of the 36th. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ernie Pyleandrsquo;s dispatch about Waskowandrsquo;s death and filmmaker John Hustonandrsquo;s award-winning documentary of the battle rivetsandmdash;and shocksandmdash;the nation, bringing, as if for the first time, the awful carnage of world war into living rooms across America.

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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. Waskowandrsquo;s 36th (andldquo;Texasandrdquo;) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the Germans off the mountains; but not before eighty percent of Waskowandrsquo;s company is lost in action.

About the Author

Tim Brady is an award-winning author, whose previous book, Twelve Desperate Miles received wide acclaim. He is a regular contributor to PBS and currently writes for History Channel Magazine, Minnesota, and Minnesota Monthly. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306822148
Author:
Brady, Tim
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of b/w photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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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. Waskowandrsquo;s 36th (andldquo;Texasandrdquo;) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the Germans off the mountains; but not before eighty percent of Waskowandrsquo;s company is lost in action.
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