Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II

by Charles B. MacDonald

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As a newly commisioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish―the Battle of the Bulge. In this plain-spoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the great, true, unforgettable war stories of all time.

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  • On Oct 17 2011 kbeeson read this book
  • On Mar 07 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    Anything by MacDonald is worth a read, and this intensely personal view of combat is one of his best.

  • On Sep 01 2009 ralston read this book
  • On Jan 04 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    This is a classic day to day description of MacDonald's WW II experience. I recently read James Brady's "The Coldest War" and it reminded me of Company Commander. The soldiers are presented not so much as good or bad but just as people with their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.