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Patrick K. O'Donnell / Combat Historian
 
Patrick K. O'Donnell
 
Patrick K. O'Donnell
is a combat historian and bestselling author of eight books and a dozen documentaries on WWII and modern warfare.
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Give Me Tomorrow The Dared Return
The Brenner Assignment We Were One

"I applaud your courageous efforts to tell stories of courage and valor of American Troopers
who fought before us and those who follow in their footsteps."
—General David Petraeus

“A great American writer.”
—Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author

“Remarkable and very readable...vivid."
—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer prize winning author of Day of Battle

"To understand what it means to commit body, mind and spirit to the defense of our country under the most arduous conditions, we only need to read Give Me Tomorrow.  The legacy of brotherhood, the spirit of commitment and the example of sacrifice in George Company's hellish fight reminds us all the cost to keep alive our experiment in democracy."
—General James N. Mattis, USMC, Commander of U.S. Central Command

We Were One now included in the official Marine Required Reading List

2012 recipient of The OSS Society's prestigious John Waller Award,
which is given for historical scholarship and annually presented in front of
approximately 800 leading members of American's intelligence community
and special operations forces.

Also by Patrick K. O'Donnell
cover of Beyond Valor cover Into the Rising Sun cover Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

In recollections filled with pain, poignancy, and pride, veterans chronicle the destruction of entire battalions, speak of their own personal scars, and pay tribute to their fallen colleagues.

Beyond Valor brings to light the hidden horrors and uncelebrated heroics of a war fought by a now-vanishing generation and preserves them for all future generations.

In Into the Rising Sun, O'Donnell tells the story of the brutal Pacific War, based on hundreds of interviews spanning a decade.

By at last telling their stories, these men present a hard, unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much. Only with these accounts can the true horror of the war in the Pacific be fully known.

Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs is the first definitive history of the OSS in Europe, based on hundreds of exclusive interviews.

From training in secret locations throughout North America, to infiltration behind enemy lines in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, Germany, and Norway, the men and women of the OSS were at war long before D-Day, and they continued to provide crucial enemy disruption until victory was declared.

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