Book Discussion on The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops
Charles Sanders talked about his book The Boys Of Winter: Life And Death In The U.S. Ski Troops During The Second World War, published by… read more
Charles Sanders talked about his book The Boys Of Winter: Life And Death In The U.S. Ski Troops During The Second World War, published by University Press of Colorado. The book tells the story of the Tenth Mountain Division, a unit of elite troops recruited by the National Ski Patrol during World War II by focusing on four of its members: Rudy Konieczny; a high-school skiing champion from a working-class New England family; Jacob Nunnemacher, a wealthy Wisconsin skier; Ralph Bromaghin, a talented musician who had climbed Mount Rainier with the Boy Scouts; and Joseph Duncan, a recruiter of qualified skiers and mountain men for the division. Mr. Sanders explained that none of the men survived the war and chronicled the hardships they faced in northern Italy near the end of World War II. After his presentation he responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mr. Sanders serves as counsel and senior vice-president of legal and international affairs to The National Music Publishers' Association, Inc., and is also director and executive vice president of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty. Mr. Sanders is an associate member of the U.S. National Ski Patrol, and a member of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division Association. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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