Charles B. MacDonald
Foreword by Ronald H. Spector
"Nowhere is there a more honest, unassuming portrayal of the hopes and dreams and fears of a young infantry captain. " -Saturday Review
"Impressive." - New York Times
As a newly commissioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish - the Battle of the Bulge. In this plain-spoken but eloquent narrative we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror and drama. How this green commander gained his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the great, true, unforgettable war stories.
The late Charles B. MacDonald also wrote A Time for Trumpets, often cited as the finest history of the Battle of the Bulge. After the war (in which he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star) he became an official Army Historian, retiring as Deputy Chief Historian in 1979. He died in 1990.
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