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    DescriptionDavid Kenyon Webster's memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in "E Company, 101st Airborne Division," crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war--how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.


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    Title
    Parachute Infantry
    Subtitle
    an American Paratroopers Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Kenyon Webster, Introduction by Professor Stephen E Ambrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385336499
    ISBN 10: 0385336497
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, BGA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC21: 940.542142
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A44100000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    DC22: 940.54/2142
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D762.N6 W43 2002
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Rev ed.
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    29 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Kenyon Webster worked as a reporter and writer after the war. The Saturday Evening Post published a portion of his memoir, but book publishers rejected his manuscript, seeking sensationalized novels of the war rather than authentic memoirs. He died in 1961 in a boating accident while shark fishing.
    Review quote
    "Webster left this gutsy, sometimes bemused and sometimes angry memoir behind.... It bites and hangs on."--"The New York Times""Beautifully written... perfectly evokes life and battle in a parachute infantry company."--"The Washington Post Book World"
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    David Kenyon Webster's memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in "E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war--how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.