Friday, September 4, 2009

"All American, All The Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II" by Phil Nordyke

Phil Nordyke, All American All the Way: The Combat History of the 82d ABD in W.W.II.
(Zenith Press, 2009)

This is the first part of the highly acclaimed book by Phil Nordyke it is re-release of the original work broken down for easier handling and reading. This fantastic book is a must have for anyone interested in the history of the 82nd Airborne or World War II.

Details of the original release:
This 868-page masterwork is the definitive oral history of the U.S. Army’s premier combat division in World War II. Drawing on over 900 oral and written accounts, the book tells the story of the All Americans primarily in the words of the junior officers, NCOs and enlisted men who experienced most of the combat. The 82nd spent 371 days in combat at the forefront of the heaviest fighting in the Mediterranean and Western Europe. This is a fitting tribute to the men
who led the invasion of Sicily and the US Army’s first massive combat jump; went on to fight in Italy, Normandy, Holland, the Ardennes, and the Hürtgen Forest; made an assault crossing of the Elbe; and pressed eastward through Germany, meeting up with the Russians. With 47 new, detailed maps and numerous photographs. (agent)
You may contact me to purchase a signed copy

Biography of Gayle Wurst

A writer, editor, translator and literary agent, Gayle Wurst obtained her Ph.D. in English from the University of Geneva, and taught American literature and translation (French to English) at universities in Switzerland (Geneva and Fribourg) and France (Orléans and Bordeaux) for fifteen years. Other qualifications include a Swiss National Science Foundation grant, and research as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University (two years) and Harvard University (two years). She currently operates Princeton International Agency for the Arts, LLC, a literary agency with a special interest in memoirs, oral histories, and airborne-related publications.

In 2004, she co-authored Descending from the Clouds with her uncle, Col. Spencer F. Wurst. The book was a main selection of the Military Book Club, and received a starred review in Library Journal, which “highly recommended” the title, stating: “Wurst’s book ranks as one of the best war memoirs written by a World War II veteran.”