Some of the following books were written by veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. If unable to order a book or you need additional information contact ralph
SAVING LIVES SAVING MEMORIES
A 19 year old ambulance driver in the wake of Patton’s Army
Author – James Sanders – 585th Ambulance Company
ODOR OF WAR
The purpose of this book is to show the brutality and ugliness of war. It also serves to show the important part infantry soldiers play in the defense of our country.
Author – Andrew Giambroni – 6th Armored Division
BIOGRAPHY OF A BATTALION IN EUROPE IN WWII
This is the story of a unit that helped to liberate or capture dozens of cities across France, Belgium, and Germany from July 1944 through April 1945.
Author – James A. Huston – 35th Infantry Division
A TIME TO REMEMBER- A COMBAT MEDIC LOOKS BACK
The author saw some gruesome violence in the war, he writes about it but does not dwell on it either then or in the years since.
Author – William Wenzel – 94th Infantry Division
O’ER THE LAND OF THE FREE
The story of a soldier in the European Theatre.
Author – Samuel Lombardo – 99th Infantry Division
COMBAT MEDIC IN WORLD WAR II
A combat medic is a trained soldier who is responsible for providing first aid and frontline trauma care on the battlefield.
Author – John Kerner – 35th Infantry Division
DIARY OF A COMBAT INFANTRYMAN
Front line combat from The Battle of the Bulge to Bavaria
Author – Jim Sharp – 1st Infantry Division
WHAT AM I DOING HERE
He and his buddies walked across France, Belgium and Germany and were in some of the most brutal battles faced by our Army in WWII
Author – LeRoy Maleck – 35th Infantry Division
A SOLDIER’S DIARY
The training, the routine duties, the drama of war, the liberation, the release provided by passes and leaves, the love affairs, the challenges of living in the field and under the treat of death are all revealed.
Author – Alfred DiGiacomo – 9th Air Force
ORIGIN OF THE PURPLE HEART AWARD
Read about how the Purple Heart was created.
Author – Sal Scialo – 2nd Infantry Division
WHAT IS BRAVE
A tribute to those who served their country
Author – James Hunt – 1st Infantry Division
MILLION MILES TO GO
When young John Lebda waded ashore on that beach in North Africa during World War II, he had no idea he was walking into the biggest mess the world has ever seen
Author – John Lebda – 1st Infantry Division
THE LAST BUGLER
This is the story of an inductee into the Army during World War II and his ventures from basic training into and through combat and assignment to postwar duties during which he remained a PFC.
Author – Hubert “Hub” Ranger – 79th Infantry Division
The true story of a POW the Germans could not hold
Author – John M. “Jack” Roberts – 106th Infantry Division
THE BATTLE FOR SNOW MOUNTAIN
ISBN 978-1-929763 48-1
A part of the Battle of the Bulge
Author – Donald J. Young – 106th Infantry Division
TO SAVE BASTOGNE
There was a battle of the bulge before the Battle of the Bulge
Author – Robert F. Phillips – 28th Infantry Division
A SOLDIER AND IBM MACHINES IN WORLD WAR II
An Autobiographical Story of a GI in the 13th Machine Records Unit (M) Attached to the US Army VIII Corps.
Author – John J. DiMino – 13th Machine Records Unit
Many veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge tell their story.
Author – Barry J. Veden – Associate Member
146 ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION – ESSAYONS
The story of a decorated Army unit in WWII
Author – Wesley Ross – 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
FIRST ACROSS THE RHINE
The story of the first crossing of the Rhine River
ISBN 10: 0760324085
Author – David Pergrin, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion
ENGINEERING THE VICTORY
The engineers stop the Germans
ISBN 10: 9780764301636
Author – David Pergrin, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion
FROM FARM TO FIELD
Veterans describe in their own words what it meant to leave their rural lives in Kansas, and face the horrors of combat in the fields of Europe.
Author – Tad Pritchett, Associate Member
THE LONGEST WINTER
A platoon experienced an ordeal far worse than combat – surviving captivity.
Author – Alex Kershaw
ALAMO IN THE ARDENNES
The untold story of the American soldiers who made the defense of Bastogne possible
Author – John C. McManus
VICTORY THROUGH VALOR
A Collection of World War II Memoirs
Authors – George Despotis, Donald E. Korte, Matthew Lary
Frank Larson is an aging veteran, still haunted by memories of a violent European war. – Fiction
Author – S. J. Dennis – Associate Member
LENS OF AN INFANTRYMAN
A World War II Memoir with photographs from a Hidden Camera
Author – Murray Leff – 35th Infantry Division
INFANTRY SOLDIER: HOLDING THE LINE AT THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Describes in harrowing detail the lives of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons in Europe during World War II.
Author – George W. Neill, 99th Infantry Division
VOICES OF THE BULGE
Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
Authors – Michael Collins and Martin King
A DREAM SAVED: LEST WE FORGET
A compilation of stories resulting from interviews with veterans
Author – Tom Adams – Associate Member
The story of the 168th Combat Engineer Battalion in the European Theatre
Author – Dean Jewett – 168th Combat Engineer Battalion
NOVILLE OUTPOST TO BASTOGNE; MY LAST BATTLE
This is the story of one soldier’s last fight at the Belgium town of Noville, an outpost of Bastogne
Author – Don Addor – 10th Armored Division
MAKING JOHN A SOLDIER
A panoramic view of World War II describing the exploits of many of the units that fought in that conflict and the challenges facing the individual GI in the face of hostile fire.
Author – John P. Malloy, Sr. – 75th Infantry Division
My experiences in the war as a liaison officer in combat
Author – Bernard E. Metrick – 8th Armored Division
WWII THROUGH THESE EYES
Lindy’s military experience, one that would forever leave indelible memories of great sorrow and joy.
Author – Frank “Lindy” Fancher – 32nd Calvary Squadron, 14th Calvary Group
A general-interest history of Americans in a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter group in combat in World War II. This history takes place on the European continent with the Battle of the Bulge at its core.
Authors – Robert F. Dorr & Thomas D. Jones
BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE BULGE
The inspiring story of the stubborn, lonely, dogged battle of the Americans locked in this tragic salient is told.
Author – John Toland
A TIME FOR TRUMPETS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
A triumph of American ingenuity and dedication over an egregious failure in strategic intelligence.
Author – Charles Brown MacDonald
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
The story of the American fighting man and the manner in which he fought a myriad of small defensive battles until the torrent of the German attack was slowed and diverted, its force dissipated and finally spent.
Author – Hugh Cole
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
World War II – Collectors Edition – Time Life Books
Authors – William Goolrick & Ogden Tanner & editors of Time Life Books
MacDonald’s first combat was war at its most hellish–the Battle of the Bulge.
Author – Charles B. MacDonald – 2nd Infantry Division
PATTON AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
What the 3rd Army did when the Germans pushed through the Ardennes.
Authors – Michael and Gladys Green
THE BITTER WOODS: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
ISBN 13: 978-0306806520
A comprehensive portrait of what happened that December, and how the Allies triumphed.
Author – John S. D. Eisenhower
WAR STORIES OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
ISBN – 10: 0760336679
Read first person accounts from the American soldiers, both officers and enlisted men.
Authors – Michael Green & James Brown
THE DEAD OF WINTER
How battlefield investigators, WWII veterans, and forensic scientists solved the mystery of the Bulge’s lost soldiers
Author – Bill Warnock
IF THESE STONES COULD TALK
Individual stories of WWII Americans buried in our overseas cemeteries
Author – Calvin G. Lyons
The story of her father, Red Wells – a man who has seen hardship, joy, and adventure. Telling the tale through his eyes, she takes us on a remarkable journey from childhood through the Second World War and beyond.
Author – Sharon Wells Wagner – Associate Member
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE:
(The Photographic History of an American Triumph)
The story of this battle through the photographs taken by brave and dedicated combat cameramen
Author – John R. Bruning
HOW A NINETY-DAY WONDER SURVIVED THE WAR
The story of a rifle platoon leader in the Second Indianhead Division during World War II
Author – Charles D. Curley – 2nd Infantry Division
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: ONE SMALL CORNER
The author’s experiences during war
Author – John V. Fague – 11th Armored Division
The book can only be purchased through the Shippensburg, PA Historical Society
THE SILENT SNOW
Relive the cold, cold frightful days at the Battle of the Bulge
Author – Oliver B. Patton – 106th Infantry Division
THE MEN OF COMPANY K
The true account of a World War II rifle company
Author – Harold P. Leinbaugh – 84th Infantry Division
The story of the foot soldiers fighting their way through Europe
Author – Arnold Whittaker – 5th Infantry Division
This is a story about enlisted men – ordinary men who grew up on farms and in small towns. When these men were called upon to serve their country, each one rose to the challenge and made the sacrifice for the greater good.
Authors – Steve & Sharon Wells Wagner- Associate Member
ORVILLE IVERSON’S WORLD WAR II
The story of a member of the 9th Air Force, 9263rd Signal Battalion
Authors: Orville Iverson, Thom Iverson, Scott Wisner, Colby Quinlin
SKETCHES & MEMOIRS FROM WWII
This book covers the period from February 1941 to November 1945
Author – Maurice H. Kunselman – 106th Infantry Division
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE IN LUXEMBOURG: THE SOUTHERN FLANK
These two new volumes offer new insights into the events of one of the fiercest battles of World War II. Volume I covers the events from the German point-of-view
Author – Roland Gaul – Founder and curator of the National Museum of Military History, Diekirch, Luxembourg
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WAR
For the soldier on the front lines of World War II, a lifetime of terror and suffering could be crammed into a few horrific hours of combat. This was especially true for members of the 99th Infantry Division who repelled the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge and engaged in some of the most dramatic, hard-fought actions of the war.
Author – Robert E. Humphrey
THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASTOGNE
The 101st Airborne and the Battle of the Bulge, December 19,1944-January 17,1945
Author – George Koskimaki – 101st Airborne Division
ST. VITH; LION IN THE WAY
The 106th Infantry Division in World War II
Author – R. Ernest Dupuy
CORPS COMMANDERS OF THE BULGE
Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes focuses on the decisions and actions of Leonard Gerow, Troy Middleton, Matthew Ridgway, John Millikin, Manton Eddy, and J. Lawton Collins
Authors – Harold R. Winton & Dennis Showalter
HEEL FROZEN OVER: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
ISBN 13 9781418436254
On December 16, bitter weather and brutal warfare tragically met in Southeastern Belgium’s rolling hills of the Ardennes where the 106th Division had arrived only five days earlier.
Author – M. E. Quigley
THE FIGHTIN’ 589TH
ISBN 13 9781588206671
Not much has been written about the artillery units during World War II in the popular literature. This books more than makes up for that. The batteries of the 106th’s artillery were some of the first units hit on December 16, 1944.
Author – T. P. Kelly
PATTON’S UNSUNG ARMOR OF THE ARDENNES: THE TENTH AMORED DIVISION’S SECRET DASH TO BASTOGNE
When Hitler’s huge counterattack was overwhelming First U.S. Army’s thin line in the Ardennes Forest in December 1944, the 10th Armored Division of Patton’s Third Army secretly roared 75 miles north overnight, flung its tanks in front of the German panzers at Bastogne–and held.
Author – Eugene Patterson – 10th Armored Division
THE MARGRATEN BOYS
How Margraten, a European village, keeps America’s liberators alive
Author – Peter Schrijvers – University of New South Wales
SGT. OF THE GUARD AT NUREMBOURG
This book describes the interaction the author had with all 22 Nazi defendants.
Author – Jim Sharp – 1st Infantry Division
BATTLEFIELD OF LIFE
An account of one man’s experiences during World War II
Author – Raymond A. Yeatts – 941st Field Artillery Battalion
WORLD WAR II REMINISCENCES
This is the third printing of a collection of 86 chapters, each the most vivid memories of combat in WWII by a veteran of that conflict.
Author – John Roush, Jr. – 83rd Infantry Division
TRACES – A SOLDIER WRITES HOME
A compilation of letters written by John E. Rames, 26th Infantry Division, from the time he joined the Army until his death during the Battle of the Bulge.
Author – Grace Rames Kull, sister of John E. Rames
BATTLE OF THE BULGE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOFEN
A riveting story as told by George Looney, greatly illustrated with photos, maps, and numerous unseen Battle of the Bulge combat photos.
Author – Michael Looney, son of George Looney
ALWAYS A SOLDIER BUT NEVER GI
ISBN: 1432757520, 9781432757526
The story of Emmett Lang’s personal journey
Author – Emmett T. Lang – 84th Infantry Division
SHADOWS SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
The story is about POWs from the 106th Infantry Division who ended up at the new arbeitskommando in Dresden, Slaughterhouse 5.
Authors – Ervin Szpek, Jr., Associate – Frank Idzikowski – Heidi Szpek
Drafted by the Army at age 18 from a New England prep school before he graduates, Pfc. Karl Lindquist serves in the infantry as first scout and later as a Medic.
Author – Karl Lindquist – 26th Infantry Division
THE BATTLE IN COMMON
Short Stories from the Genesee Valley Veteran’s of The Battle of the Bulge
The book is available at Stars & Stripes: The Flag Store, 455 South Ave. Rochester NY; Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport NY; and Yesterday’s Muse Books, 32 W. Main St., Webster NY. The book retails for $25. The proceeds of the book sale will go the support of the national Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge organization.
COMES A SOLDIERS’S WHISPER
A collection of letters, written by David Tharp, a young 101st Airborne paratrooper soldier to his sweetheart from 1943-1945.
Author – Jenny La Sala – daughter of David Tharp
NO SILENT NIGHT: THE CHRISTMAS BATTLE FOR BASTOGNE
On Christmas Eve, the holiest of nights for the many Christian peoples of Europe, Adolf Hitler was unleashing the full fury of his remaining Luftwaffe bomber force on Bastogne.
Authors – Leo Barron, Associate & Don Cygan
A Soldier’s Odyssey: To Remember Our Past as It Was
How the author adapted to his new surroundings
Author – Frank W. Maresca – 75th Infantry Division
FIGHTING WITH THE SCREAMING EAGLES
His account, one of the few by a member of a glider regiment, provides a brutal insight into the battlefields of World War II.
Author – Robert M. Bowen – 101st Airborne Division
FIGHT TO SURVIVE
A historical novel set in the Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944
Author – Steven Blair Wheeler
WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK
(European Theatre of Operations)
The author’s experiences and memories from World War II
Author – Robert L. Thompson – 2nd Infantry Division
To purchase the book contact:
American Historical Publishing
FINDING FOXHOLES, A WWII INFANTRY ROUTE, THEN…. 48 YEARS LATER
“Side-by-side memories: Russel Albrecht’s first-hand account as a combat soldier on the front lines in Europe is set in the framework of his daughter’s memoir traveling with him decades later.”
Authors Faye Berger, Russel’s daughter and Russel Albrecht, 30th ID
MY WAR: A MEMOIR
Read about the author as a child during the Great Depression and through his service to our country during World War II.
Author – Sheldon Zerden – 1st Infantry Division
THOSE WHO HOLD BASTOGNE
The first complete history of the month-long battle for Bastogne in 1944-45; based on American, German and Belgian sources.
Author – Peter Schrijvers – historian
FROM PHILADELPHIA TO THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
How one pair of newlyweds, from Philadelphia, cope with separation during World War II.
Author – Donna Borrelli Long – niece of John Zagarella
SILENT HEROES: THE STORY OF THE 284TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION DURING WORLD WAR II
ISBN 13: 978-1502327062
Starting in basic training through the end of the war the book details their journey
Author – Mikel Shilling – Associate
ALWAYS A SOLDIER BUT NEVER GI
A World War II Soldier’s Personal Journey
Author – Emmett Lang – 84th Infantry Division
SELF – RELIANCE – Old People Know Stuff
Frank illustrates activities that made his life such an exciting time
Author – Frank Vetere, 1104th Combat Engineers
Contributor – Ryan J. Schoenbeck Ph.D.
IMPRESSIONS OF AN OBSERVANT SOLDIER
The book captures the humanity of soldiers at war
Author – Jacob G. Zimmerer – 26th Infantry Division
Battle Rattle: A Last Memoir of World War II
The author spent almost four years in the army, the last eleven months of which were in combat in Europe.
Author – Roger Boas – 4th Armored Division