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Tank Commander - by Karen Schutte (Paperback)

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  • 1943: 18-year old Arnold Kessel and the 5th Division/81st Tank Battalion hit the beach at Normandy.
  • Author(s): Karen Schutte
  • 448 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Sagas


About the Book

A Sgt. in the 5th Division, 81st Tank Battalion, 18-year old Arnold Kessel is baptized by fire as he follows Gens. Patton & Hodges into France in 1944 & horrific battles. He survives WWII and ends up in Korea where he cheats death once again. Sgt. Kessel is haunted until the day he dies by war, what he has done and what he has seen.

Book Synopsis

1943: 18-year old Arnold Kessel and the 5th Division/81st Tank Battalion hit the beach at Normandy. In two days he's baptized by fire as Patton/Hodges race through France to trap 100,000 Germans in the Falaise Gap. Surviving the Hurtgen Forest & Battle of the Bulge, Arnold arrives on the banks of the Elbe, 50 miles from Berlin. After serving in Korea, Kessel puts the six Bronze Stars he's earned in the wars, in a box and forgets them, but he can't forget what he saw and did. Karen Schutte artfully pulls her readers into the harrowing depths and struggles of a WWII Sherman Tank Commander, the freezing struggle against the North Koreans and Chinese, and the haunting memories of endless battles that shadow Kessel's life.

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"I hate war as only a solider who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.44 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Sagas
Publisher: Green Spring Publishing
Format: Paperback
Author: Karen Schutte
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2016
TCIN: 87006509
UPC: 9780990409595
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-7872
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 6 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.44 pounds
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