Monthly Archives: March 2013

STORY OF A LIFETIME

ALEX KERSHAW FOLLOWS THREE LEGENDARY WWII CORRESPONDENTS FROM LONDON TO PARIS AND BEYOND Loudspeakers blared: “Fight to get your troops ashore…. If you’ve got any strength left, fight to save yourselves…. Away all boats!…. Our Father, who art in Heaven, … Continue reading

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DIGGING AND GROUSING WITH ERNIE PYLE

ERNIE PYLE REPORTS ON GIs AND THEIR DAILY LIFE ON THE NORTH AFRICAN DESERT, March 23, 1943 – When our Sahara salvage expedition finally found the wrecked airplanes far out on the endless desert, the mechanics went to work taking … Continue reading

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ESCAPE FROM THE DEEP INTERVIEW

WWII MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS ALEX KERSHAW THE MOST LETHAL SUBMARINE IN THE PACIFIC – USS TANG “No,” Alex Kershaw laughs, “I’m always asked, but I’m not related to [Hitler biographer] Ian Kershaw.” Like his nonrelative, though, he has carved out his … Continue reading

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PRAISE FOR THE LIBERATOR

Praise “Exceptional….The Liberator balances evocative prose with attention to detail and is a worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers….From the desert of Arizona to the moral crypt of Dachau, Mr. Kershaw’s book … Continue reading

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CBS INTERVIEW WITH ALEX KERSHAW

Jeff Glor talks to Alex Kershaw about, “The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau” Jeff Glor: What inspired you to write the book? Alex Kershaw: I was researching … Continue reading

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WALL STREET JOURNAL REVIEW OF THE LIBERATOR

By JONATHAN W. JORDAN From July 10, 1943, to May 8, 1945, America’s 157th Regimental Combat Team carved a long, bloody arc across Europe, burying 1,449 of its own in Sicily, southern Italy, Anzio, southern France, the Rhineland and Germany. … Continue reading

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WWII MAGAZINE REVIEW OF THE LIBERATOR

The Liberator One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. By Tom Huntingdon War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central figure in … Continue reading

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