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A Death in San Pietro
The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley
By Tim Brady
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A Death in San Pietro chronicles the quietly heroic and beloved Captain Waskow and his company as they make their way into battle. Waskow’s 36th (“Texas”) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the Germans off the mountains; but not before eighty percent of Waskow’s company is lost in action.
For Americans back home, two of the war’s most lasting artistic expression brought horrified focus to the battlefield, already dubbed “Purple Heart Valley” by the men of the 36th. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ernie Pyle’s dispatch about Waskow’s death and filmmaker John Huston’s award-winning documentary of the battle rivets–and shocks–the nation, bringing, as if for the first time, the awful carnage of world war into living rooms across America.
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 Best Books of 2013”
America in WWII Magazine, December 2013
[Brady] begins with three stories and effectively pulls them together to create a fascinating narrative that evokes a deeper sense of the soldiers' fears, hopes, and sense of loss.”
The Mexia News, 1/7/2014
[A] very well written book and should be read by anyone who remembers those terrible years. The characters are compelling it is superbly written and full of action.”
New York Journal of Books, 1/21/2014
A Death in San Pietro is a blood and mud soldier's eye view of a pointless messy slaughter that too often defines war.”
World War II Magazine, March 2014
[A] colorful, moving tale.”
New World Review, 1/23/14
- On Sale
- Nov 5, 2013
- Page Count
- 304 pages
- Da Capo Press