The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America's Elite Alpine Warriors


Free Shipping Included! The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America's Elite Alpine Warriors by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''Compelling and readable...I had serious trouble putting this book down.''—John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude and The Dead and Those About to Die The epic story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, whose elite soldiers broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in 1945, spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victory. At the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisions—and no mountain troops. The German Wehrmacht, in cont


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"Compelling and readable...I had serious trouble putting this book down."—John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude and The Dead and Those About to Die The epic story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, whose elite soldiers broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in 1945, spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victory. At the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisions—and no mountain troops. The German Wehrmacht, in contrast, had many well-trained and battle-hardened mountain divisions, some of whom by 1943 blocked the Allied advance in the Italian campaign. Starting from scratch, the US Army developed a unique military fighting force, the 10th Mountain Division, drawn from the ranks of civilian skiers, mountaineers, and others with outdoor experience. The resulting mix of Ivy League students, park rangers, Olympic skiers, and European refugees formed the first specialized alpine fighting force in US history. By the time it deployed to Italy at the beginning of 1945, this ragtag group had coalesced into a tight-knit unit. In the months that followed, at a terrible cost, they spearheaded the Allied drive in Italy to final victory. Ranging from the ski slopes of Colorado to the towering cliffs of the Italian Alps, The Winter Army is a saga of an unlikely band of soldiers forged in the heat of combat into a brotherhood whose legacy lives on in US mountain fighters to this day.

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Brand:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Manufacturer:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category:
Mountaineering
Release Date:
2019-11-05
EAN:
9781328871435
ISBN:
1328871436
Genre:
HISTORY
Author:
Maurice Isserman
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date:
2019-11-05
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.18 pounds
Item Size:
1.16 x 9 x 6 inches
Package Weight:
1.18 pounds
Package Size:
6 x 1.16 x 9 inches

 


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