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A death in San Pietro : the untold story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the fight for Purple Heart Valley

Author: Tim Brady
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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An account of the heroic but tragic campaign of Captain Henry Waskow's 36th Division documents their successful mission to drive away German forces from the mountain region infamously dubbed "Purple Heart Valley" at the cost of Waskow and 80 percent of his company.
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Named Person: Henry T Waskow; Ernie Pyle; John Huston; John Huston; Ernie Pyle; Henry T Waskow
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Brady
ISBN: 9780306822148 0306822148
OCLC Number: 830371092
Description: viii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
"The Hoosier vagabond" --
The Texas division --
Tunisia --
Morocco --
Pyle in Sicily --
Salerno --
Altavilla --
The Sorrento Peninsula --
Capri --
Why we fight --
Pyle and Huston --
Winterstellugen --
Replacements --
Thanksgiving --
Observers --
Eve of battle --
Sammucro --
A bad day on the mountain --
Purple Heart Valley --
Aftermath --
New Year --
The death of Captain Waskow --
Finishing up --
Rapido --
A final posting.
Responsibility: Tim Brady.
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The stories of three men-an army captain, Ernie Pyle and John Huston- and one death in a bloody battle over a small Italian village  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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