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Thursday, June 24, 2010

THE ROAD TO WAR

Received from an author (Steven Burgauer):

I wanted to bring to your attention a new book that you might find of interest. It is based on the diaries of a man who trained for war at Fort Leonard Wood.

The book is entitled: THE ROAD TO WAR: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture. It is a first-person account of an infantryman in the 29th Division who landed at Normandy on D-Day, was later captured, and spent a year in Oflag 64, a German POW camp.

This new book is a valuable resource for understanding World War II and is already prominently mentioned on various D-Day websites, as well as those of the 29th Infantry Division and Oflag 64. The Omaha Beach Memorial and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans have the volume in their libraries and for sale in their bookstores.

A survivor of Iwo Jima who has read the book has suggested that it would be an excellent reference on the human dynamics of warfare, one that addresses the common characteristics of every war, i.e., courage under fire, leadership skills, mental and physical stress, sleep deprivation, lack of food, and a tenacious desire to defeat the enemy.

To help you in acquiring the book, I have included the Library of Congress number, as well as the ISBN number. It is available both in a paperback edition and a hardcover edition.

· ISBN: 978-1-4502-1880-1 (pp)
· ISBN: 978-1-4502-1882-5 (hc)
· L/C # 2010903734

NOTE: Book is available via Amazon.com. Just use Burgauer as your keyword.

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