Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Commemorating the Bulge

Next week marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Out in bookstores, just in time, is Alex Kershaw's The Longest Winter, the story of one American platoon that faced impossible odds in that struggle and miraculously survived. (It also makes for a terrific holiday gift for history buffs.) I recently reviewed the book in the Wall Street Journal and found it to be almost as good as Kershaw's previous history, The Bedford Boys. It is especially relevant now, with our troops in Iraq, their resolve being tested every day. The Longest Winter is a tribute to that American resolve in times of battle.

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