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Written by David WebsterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Webster
Introduction by Stephen E. AmbroseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
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  • Publisher: Delta
  • On Sale: October 29, 2002
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-33649-9 (0-385-33649-7)
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.
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David Kenyon Webster’s memoir is a fascinating 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.

“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