Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and…

Paperback | November 5, 2013

byPatrick K. O'donnell

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An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe

It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion, D Company—Dog Company—who made that difference, time and again.

From D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill 400, in Germany's Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field, captured the crucial hill, and held it against all odds. In each battle, the men of Dog Company made the difference.

Dog Company is their unforgettable story—thoroughly researched and vividly told by acclaimed combat historian Patrick K. O'Donnell—a story of extraordinary bravery, courage, and determination. America had many heroes in World War II, but few can say that, but for them, the course of the war may have been very different. The right men, in the right place, at the right time—Dog Company.

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An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in EuropeIt is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion, D Company—Dog Company—who ...

Patrick K. O'Donnell is a military historian and the award-winning author of seven books, including the bestseller and William E. Colby Award winner Beyond Valor, Give Me Tomorrow, and We Were One, the highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks' award-winning miniseries Band...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780306822643

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“Tells [Tom Ruggiero's] D-Day story in tight detail. It also provides fresh and intimate looks at how the Plymouth native and others in Dog Company went on to fight their way across France and into Germany. O'Donnell's story captures the essence of bravery in a man we can all still proudly honor.”Milwaukee Public Library blog, 12/28/12 “If you enjoyed Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers, then this new book on D Daywill be right up your alley. Well researched and written, the story of a company of US Army Rangers and their near impossible mission is a tale of honor, gallantry, persistence and death.”Seattle Times, 1/6/13 “O'Donnell skillfully tells the tale of the 68 soldiers who made up the 2nd Ranger Battalion Though there have been hundreds of books that tackled D-Day, none have given so much detail to this one company or to Pointe du Hoc O'Donnell does an admirable job presenting the story of the Rangers in such minute detail that you feel you are there during the assault Dog Company helps keep that sacrifice alive with the cinematic telling of a small story that forever changed history.”inReads.com, 12/11/13: