THE LONGEST WINTER, The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon, by Alex Kershaw. ISBN 0-306-81304-1.

December, 1944. Adolf Hitler makes one last attempt to stave off almost certain destruction of his dreams and sue for a negotiated peace. He came closer, perhaps, than many people think. this excellent book tells the story of one eighteen man Allied platoon who played a pivotal part in blunting the German attack. It reads like a novel; it depicts things as they really happened. These men literally changed the course of history, and their story is an American inspiration.

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