Maurice Possley John D. Woodbridge
- Title: Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI's Story of Courage and Faith
- Author: Maurice Possley John D. Woodbridge
- ISBN: 9780310325871
- Page: 474
- Format: Hardcover
A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist teams up with a university scholar in this compelling, untold historical tale of a young man s courage at a critical time in United States history, and the saga of a dictator s pistol that continues today The time is World War II Young soldier Ira Teen Palm and his men burst into a Munich apartment, hoping to capture Adolph Hitler IA Pulitzer Prize winning journalist teams up with a university scholar in this compelling, untold historical tale of a young man s courage at a critical time in United States history, and the saga of a dictator s pistol that continues today The time is World War II Young soldier Ira Teen Palm and his men burst into a Munich apartment, hoping to capture Adolph Hitler Instead, they find an empty apartment and a golden gun As the authors trace the story of the man and the gun, they examine a time and place that shaped men like Palm and transformed them into heroes They also follow the strange journey of Hitler s pistol Readers will discover An imaginative historical adventure in the tradition of Stephen Ambrose s Band of Brothers over one million copies sold New, previously untold information about World War II events, including an uprising of German soldiers and citizens against the Nazi regime and a never before told account of an assassination attempt on Hitler in Munich Inspiring, motivating, and entertaining storytelling by award winning authors that will keep the pages turning
Recent Comments "Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI's Story of Courage and Faith"
After a big disappointment with the last non-fiction World War II book that I read (Monuments Men) being a little too fiction, I was worried when I read the author's note at the beginning of Hitler in the Crosshairs. "The events depicted in this book," it read, "are based on a multitude of sources and are true to the best of our belief and knowledge. In some instances, narrative scenes and dialogue have been recreated . . ."I nearly stopped reading. Does anyone write history anymore? Do they all [...]
This story of Teen Palm was very touching for me personally. A friend of his daughter Susie, I was one of those led to Christ because of the influence of Col. Palm and his family. I think he was the person most admired by my Dad and I am only sorry he was not still living to read this wonderful account. It was fascinating to me because I was a youngster when I knew him and had no idea of the amazing person he really was. The book is woven with many personal accounts as well as surrounded by hist [...]
This book was pretty bad. I wouldn't read it unless you care more about being a christian than you do about history. The title is totally misleading. And the history is not well-researched and accurate.
Not a great bookI did not like the way the book was written, it at times flowed unevenly. What this book about? Misleading title. I gave it two stars because some parts of the book were very well written. This book should be passed by.
I was a little mislead by the cover and the content mentioned on the back of the book. I thought the book was going to be centered on a gun that Hitler owned, but it's not about that. It mention's the gun in one chapter and the Epilogue. It is an interesting story of a Christian Army soldier. It's his life story, a biography really. It's an easy read. The soldier, Teen Palm, was a man of integrity and a great leader. The defining moment was when he was sent to kill Hitler with his platoon. He le [...]
What have you done with Jesus? This is the question that was answered in this story of man that did'nt quite know what to do with this life after he graduated from High School. He was a talented musician, a guy that everyone liked, however, he did lack the confidenence to pursue anything. By divine intervention, he meet Woodbridge, who introduced him to Christ and his life started making more sense and becoming more focused. His confidence became in Christ. When WW II broke out, his faith carrie [...]
Engaging, well-crafted and nicely woven story of Teen Palm and his near encounter with Hitler. The book offers so much information about WWII, the rise of Hitler, and the fascinating story of how this young G.I. came to posess Hitler's golden pistol and what happened to this pistol after he carried it back the States with him is truly captivating. If you have any interest in History at all, you'll enjoy this book. If you are a WWII History buff, you'll enjoy it even more.
Fascinating review of the WW II facts with which we've all been raised, some corroborative, some questioning. A newly married young man goes to war and faithfully writes to his wife of his life at the front. Years later, their offspring find the letters and from thence springs this true story which reads like a novel. Documentary photographs included.
A good, short read as much about faith as WWII. My biggest takeaway is that Teen Palm would never make it in today's army because of his outspoken faith, even though it was considered an asset by his commanders.
Pretty cool that one of my prof's wrote this book and it contains some really interesting history. However, the writing style leaves something to be desired and makes what could be a compelling narrative, a little boring.
I certainly learned many things I did not know about Hitler's rise and how he just walked all over Europe. It was good to compare what is happening to Teen and what is happening in Hitler's life and in the world at the same time. I had never heard of the golden gun before.
This was an excellent book. Fascinating facts about WWII I was not aware of. Put some of it in perspective for me. Really enjoyed the Faith aspect in it.
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