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The last ridge : the epic story of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division and the assault on Hitler's Europe

Author: McKay Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A look at the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes their nighttime mountain attacks on impenetrable German mountain fortifications during the winter of 1945.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jenkins, McKay, 1963-
Last ridge.
New York : Random House, ©2003
(OCoLC)606988504
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: McKay Jenkins
ISBN: 037550771X 9780375507717 0375759514 9780375759512
OCLC Number: 51613942
Description: xviii, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Northern Apennines, Winter 1944 --
Ch. 1. Skiers --
Ch. 2. Mountaineers --
Ch. 3. Cascades and Ice Fields --
Ch. 4. The Land of the Black Snow --
Ch. 5. Climbing and Falling --
Ch. 6. Optical Aleutian --
Ch. 7. The March Up the Boot --
Ch. 8. The D Series --
Ch. 9. See Naples and Die --
Ch. 10. Riva Ridge --
Ch. 11. Mount Belvedere --
Ch. 12. Mountain of Hope --
Ch. 13. The Cruelest Month --
Ch. 14. Across the Po and Into the Alps --
Ch. 15. Sleeping in Mussolini's Bed.
Responsibility: McKay Jenkins.
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A look at the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes their nighttime mountain attacks on impenetrable German mountain fortifications during the winter of 1945.

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