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O'Donnell, Patrick K. 1969-

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Works: 47 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 9,131 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Military history  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Classifications: D769.347, 940.548673
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The Brenner assignment : the untold story of the most daring spy mission of World War II by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
Describes the true story of a small team of American spies who parachuted into Italy with plans to destroy a segment of the Brenner Pass in order to halt supplies coming in from Germany during World War II
Into the rising sun : in their own words, World War II's Pacific veterans reveal the heart of combat by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Drawn from interviews with more than eight hundred veterans, a combat history of the Pacific War recreates the most crucial battles, from raids on remote Japanese outposts to the desperate fighting on Guadalcanal and in Burma
Beyond valor : World War II's Ranger and Airborne veterans reveal the heart of combat by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,119 libraries worldwide
"In their own words, the personal stories of America's World War II veterans."
Operatives, spies, and saboteurs : the unknown story of the men and women of World War II's OSS by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
The battles of World War II were won not only by the soldiers on the front lines, and not only by the generals and admirals, but also by the shadow warriors whose work is captured for the first time in Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs. Thanks to the interviews and narrative skills of Patrick O'Donnell and to recent declassifications, an entire chapter of history can now be revealed. A hidden war -- a war of espionage, intrigue, and sabotage -- played out across the occupied territories of Europe, deep inside enemy lines. Supply lines were disrupted; crucial intelligence was obtained and relayed back to the Allies; resistance movements were organized. Sometimes, impromptu combat erupted; more often, the killing was silent and targeted. The full story of the Office of Strategic Services -- OSS, precursor to the CIA -- is a dramatic final chapter on one of history's most important conflicts. In a world made unrecognizable by the restrictions placed on the CIA today, OSS played fast and loose. Legendary chief "Wild Bill" Donovan created a formidable organization in short order, recruiting not only the best and brightest, but also the most fearless. His agents, both men and women, relied on guile, sex appeal, brains, and sheer guts to operate behind the lines, often in disguise, always in secret. Patrick O'Donnell, called "the next Studs Terkel" by bestselling author Hampton Sides, has made it his life's mission to capture untold stories of World War II before the last of its veterans passes away. He has succeeded in extracting stories from the toughest of men, the most elite of soldiers, and, now, the most secretive of all: the men and women of OSS. From former CIA director William Colby, who parachuted into Norway to sever rail lines, to Virginia Hall, who disguised herself as a milkmaid, joined the French Resistance, and became one of Germany's most wanted figures, the stories of OSS are worthy of great fiction. Yet the stories in this book are all true, carefully verified by O'Donnell's painstaking research. The agents of OSS did not earn public acclaim. There were no highly publicized medal ceremonies. But the full story of OSS reveals crucial work in espionage and sabotage, work that paved the way for the Allied invasions and disrupted the Axis defenses. Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs proves that the hidden war was among the most dramatic and important elements of World War II. - Publisher
Give me tomorrow : the Korean War's greatest untold story--the epic stand of the marines of George Company by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Offers the remarkable, but forgotten, story of George Company during the Korean War, an outfit of hastily trained green soldiers that faced an entire division of Chinese troops on the frozen tundra of Chosin Reservoir
They dared return : the true story of Jewish spies behind the lines in Nazi Germany by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
A never-before-told World War II story of Jewish soldiers on a dangerous mission within the Third Reich--a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge
We were one : shoulder to shoulder with the Marines who took Fallujah by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Patrick K. O'Donnell offers a detailed first-person account of the battle for Fallujah, recounting the experiences of the Marines serving in Lima Company's 1st Platoon
Dog Company : the boys of Pointe Du Hoc--the Rangers who accomplished D-Day's toughest mission and led the way across Europe by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion, D Company-- Dog Company-- who were in the right place at the right time: from D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill 400, in Germany's Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field, captured the crucial hill, and held it against all odds
Beyond valor : World War II's Rangers and Airborne veterans reveal the heart of combat : in their own words, the personal stories of America's World War II veterans by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Provides a history of the experience of the World War II GI in the words of the men themselves
Give me tomorrow the Korean war's greatest untold story--the epic stand of the marines of George company by Patrick K O'Donnell( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"If I were God, what would you want for Christmas?" asked the war correspondent. The haggard and bloodied marine responded, "Give me tomorrow." After nearly four months of continuous and bloody combat in Korea, such a wish seemed impossible. For many of the men of George Company, or "Bloody George"--One of the war's most decorated yet unrecognized companies this would be their last day. This is the epic story of George Company, Spartans for the modern age. After storming ashore at Inchon and fighting house-to-house in Seoul, America's last reserve unit found itself on the frozen tundra of the Chosin Reservoir facing an entire division of Chinese troops. Little did this small band of men know they would soon be saviors. This is their story, and it will never again be forgotten
Into the rising sun by Patrick K O'Donnell( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Patrick O'Donnell uncovers the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to America's Special Forces. These veterans were often the first in and the last out of every conflict, from Guadalcanal and Burma to the Philippines and the black sands of Iwo Jima. They faced a cruel enemy willing to try anything, including kamikaze flights and human-guided torpedoes. Over the course of the war, they had spearheaded D-Day-sized beach assaults, encountered cannibalism, suffered friendly-fire incidents, and endured torture as prisoners of war. By at last telling their stories, these men present an unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much
Operatives, spies, and saboteurs the unknown story of the men and women of World War II's OSS by Patrick K O'Donnell( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs is a story of the men and women of the OSS. They helped write the book on special operations. At the start of WWII, the United States changed its espionage policy and opted for more daring tactics. The Office of Special Services, the CIA's predecessor, assembled an assortment of agents who set the stage for the Allied armies' most important missions. With a combination of historical narrative and first-hand accounts, O'Donnell explores the world of spying before satellites and computer hacking
Dog Company the boys of Pointe du Hoc : Rangers who landed at D-Day and fought across Europe by Patrick K O'Donnell( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers in the US Army's Second Ranger Battalion, Company D -- "Dog Company" -- who made a difference, time and again. From D-day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the sheer ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the slopes of Hill 400, in Germany's Hurtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field; to a "quiet" section of the Ardennes, where Dog Company suddenly found itself on the tip of the spear at the Battle of the Bulge; the men of Dog Company made the difference
They dared return : Jewish spies behind the lines in Nazi Germany by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
A never-before-told World War II story of Jewish soldiers on a dangerous mission within the Third Reich--a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge
Beyond valor World War II's Ranger and Airborne veterans reveal the heart of combat by Patrick K O'Donnell( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Members of the Ranger and Airborne troops from World War II tell their own stories of dropping behind enemy lines, in a series of eyewitness accounts of the war in North Africa and Europe based on more than six hundred interviews with the veterans
We were one shoulder to shoulder with the Marines who took Fallujah by Patrick K O'Donnell( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The platoon included four pairs of best friends. Each of the four would lose a best friend forever. Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon became one of the first American forces to enter Fallujah, where they encountered some of the most intense hand-to-hand combat since World War II
Dog company the boys of Pointe Du Hoc, the rangers who accomplished D-Day's toughest mission and led the way across Europe by Patrick K O'Donnell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The right man in the right place at the right time can mean the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers in the US Army's Second Ranger Battalion, Company D, 'Dog Company', who made that difference in World War II
We were one : the gripping story of the Marines who captured Fallujah by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Operatives, spies, and saboteurs : the unknown story of World War II's OSS by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF WORLD WAR II'S OSS
De mannen van Pointe du Hoc : het onvergetelijke verhaal van de Dog Company in de Tweede Wereldoorlog by Patrick K O'Donnell( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de Dog Compagny van het Amerikaanse 2e Rangerbataljon, een commando-eenheid die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog zich onderscheidde door enkele stoutmoedige acties
 
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Donnell, Patrick K. O', 1969-
O'Donnell, Patrick
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Dutch (1)
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