8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 1999
A true story about the exploits of a soldier in the development of a new military division of mountain climbers and skiers during WW2. Begining with the call up and training of new recruits to the embarcation to the Pacific and then onto Italy. Good personal glimpses of the innner workings and thoughts of the military command during that period of time
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2006
This book, Green Cognac, is a pretty good book. The book is mostly about the author's (William Putnam's) experiences from his basic mountain training to the end of the war while serving in the 10th Mountain Division, which fought in the Italian campaign of WWII. There are 2 chapters on the bigger picture of the war from more of a general's point of view, and on the story of the creation of this unit. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in either the Italian campaign of the Second World War, or to anyone interested in the 10th Mountain Division.