The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw audiobook

The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon

By Alex Kershaw
Read by Grover Gardner

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December 1944: Deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty year old lieutenant Lyle Bouck huddle in their foxholes. Under attack and vastly outnumbered, they repulse three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing over five hundred Germans. Only when Bouck’s men run out of ammunition do they surrender. As POWs, Bouck’s platoon experience an ordeal far worse than combat: trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a daily ration of thin soup. Somehow, the men of Bouck’s platoon all miraculously survive. Alex Kershaw brings to life the story of America’s most decorated small unit of the war, and one of the most inspiring stories in American history.

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December 1944: Deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty year old lieutenant Lyle Bouck huddle in their foxholes. Under attack and vastly outnumbered, they repulse three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing over five hundred Germans. Only when Bouck’s men run out of ammunition do they surrender. As POWs, Bouck’s platoon experience an ordeal far worse than combat: trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a daily ration of thin soup. Somehow, the men of Bouck’s platoon all miraculously survive. Alex Kershaw brings to life the story of America’s most decorated small unit of the war, and one of the most inspiring stories in American history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“America’s enemies would do well not to underestimate this sense of courage and duty.” Wall Street Journal
“This book is a must-read for anyone who wants a renewed sense of patriotism.” Roanoke Times
“Kershaw is a fantastic storyteller.” Army Magazine
“Grover Gardner, sounding inspired and involved, inflects the narrative with a vitality suited to the changing scenes. History lovers can look forward to a story not told in audio before.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Alex Kershaw

Author Bio: Alex Kershaw

Alex Kershaw is the British author of several popular books about World War II, most notably the New York Times bestsellers The Longest Winter and The Bedford Boys. Previously, Kershaw has been a writer at the Guardian, Independent, and Sunday Times and has worked in television, writing and producing an award-winning documentary on Bobby Kennedy. Along with his other nonfiction work, Kershaw is also an accomplished biographer. He currently lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English