Audio Book Recommendarion - Bob Dole - One Soldier's Story
by, 11-17-2009 at 11:46 AM (1051 Views)
I picked up the audio book version of Bob Dole's WWII memoir called "One Soldier's Story". WOW is all I can say.
Dole recounts his upbringing, his time at KU and then the beginning of the war. He was moved around and eventually entered the war as a 2nd Lt. in Italy as part of the 10th mountain division.
Dole was hit with machine gun fire because he insisted that he lead his group by being in front during several assualts. His road to recovery was extremely long and difficult, taking years to be able to walk and regain the use of his left arm, which still gives him trouble to this day.
Anyhow, pick up a copy of the book or the audio book (read by Paul Hecht) if you want a soldiers perspective on the homefront, going to war and the long road to recovery that so many guys face.
Dole talks about his special-built "General Motors" automobile too.