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This review is from: Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe (Kindle Edition)
This book had so much promise - the episode was one of the most dramatic of the Great War. But the book jumped around from character to character without ever establishing a protagonist or story line to follow, and as a result I felt lost and not connected to the stakes. I would say the book is successful as a historical record, but lacking as a story we amateur historians would want to read.
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Initial post: Dec 16, 2012 9:44:04 AM PST
Time Traveler says:
Can't fathom for the life of me why a book has to focus on one character, especially when it is about a small group of Army Rangers - all of whom are beautifully described and featured in this amazing story. The author has mined the history, thoroughly researched, obtained diaries, vivid oral histories, and more through which he brings each and every character in Dog Company to life. This book is an edge of your seat, breathtaking, brilliantly told story about an inspiring, heroic band of brothers.
Posted on Aug 6, 2013 3:46:24 PM PDT
Matthew Davenport says:
While I don't agree with Time Traveler's effusing words about the book in his comment to this review, I would urge the original reviewer to avoid using "the Great War" when referring to the Second World War.
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