“Long admired for his powerful combat narratives, with Dog Company O’Donnell has produced his finest book
yet. A fascinating tale of extraordinary heroism.”
—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Liberator
“An intimate history in the Band
of Brothers tradition.
Only a gifted combat historian like Patrick O'Donnell
could bring Dog Company’s story to life with such
stunning immediacy and well researched accuracy. Chock
full of pulse pounding action and keen insight, this
book is a true page-turner.”
—John C. McManus, author of September Hope
“WOW! Another victory for Patrick O'Donnell, who
really captures the spirit of this elite group of Rangers––possibly
the toughest fighting force America has ever put together. Dog Companyis every bit as good as Stephen Ambrose's Band
of Brothers, and likely even better.”
—Flint Whitlock, Editor of WWII Quarterly, author
of If Chaos Reigns
“No World War II historian can tell the story of
the U.S. Army Rangers better than Pat O’Donnell,
and in his book Dog Company he has managed to relate
the remarkable history of a single Ranger company in
an informative and entertaining way. It is a great read.”
—Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach: D-Day, June
“Dog Company is a super read. First, it tells a
great story of a number of great soldiers, I knew personally,
without pulling any punches. Second, unlike many other
WWII books on Special Operations, it uses interviews
and writings of many soldiers of the opposing German
forces. Well researched, an excellent read for anyone
who likes an amazing story of real life heroism and ultimate
success of the good guys.”
— Major General John C. Raaen
Jr., US Army (Ret.),
author of Intact: First-hand Account of the D-Day Invasion
from a Fifth Rangers Company Commander
“As he has done with the history of the Office of
Strategic Services (OSS), no historian tells the stories
of America’s elite infantry and Special Operations
troops like Patrick O’Donnell. Expertly researched,
O’Donnell has vividly chronicled Dog Company’s
odyssey across Europe in riveting prose.”
—Major General Jack Singlaub, U.S. Army (Ret.), Commanding
Officer MACV-SOG, and author of Hazardous Duty.
“A magnificent story about magnificent men written
by a magnificent author who has taken the time to do
detailed research and then write a history that should
be read by all Americans.”
—Major General Victor J Hugo
Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.),
Landsdale Mission, SOA and SFA
"[An] inspiring story...O'Donnell engagingly describes how a dedicated team was built out of the specialist training it received, but he is at his best presenting the fortunes and shocks of battle as the months of planning and training were blown away in a series of mischances that also fortuitously safeguarded the unit from delayed pre-invasion bombing runs...A worthy tribute honoring each member of a small group of volunteers who responded to the call of duty."
"O'Donnell skillfully tells the tale of the 68 soldiers who made up the 2nd Ranger Battalion...Though there have been hundreds of books that tackled D-Day, none have given so much detail to this one company or to Pointe du Hoc...O'Donnell does an admirable job of presenting the story of the Rangers in such minute detail that you feel you are there during the assault...Dog Company helps keep that sacrifice alive with a cinematic telling of a small story that forever changed history."
"A fast-paced read that'll redefine your understanding of the U.S. Army Rangers in Europe during Word War Two."
—Politics & Patriotism blog
"A fine tale of heroism and sacrifice marked by many personal interviews with the very few present-day survivors."
"Thoroughly researched and vividly told."
"The daring combat actions by 'boys' from America's heartland comes to life in Dog Company...O'Donnell captures the intensity of the mission."
—San Antonio Express-News
"Tells [Tom Ruggiero's] D-Day story in tight detail. It also provides fresh and intimate looks at how the Plymouth native and others in Dog Company went on to fight their way across France and into Germany. O'Donnell's story captures the essence of bravery in a man we can all still proudly honor."
"If you enjoyed Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers, then this new book on D Day...will be right up your alley. Well researched and written, the story of a company of US Army Rangers and their near impossible mission is a tale of honor, gallantry, persistence and death."
—Milwaukee Public Library blog