Posted on 28 July, 2022.
Hi, I am working on the next book in the 5 book McAuliffe series; 'Nuts - General McAuliffe and the Bastards of Bastogne' and it is coming along well! I am in touch and working with the General's nephew, who will do the Forward and have some wonderful new pictures. I have interviewed some vets. But I need to speak to / eMail ANY WW2 VET from the Battle of the Bulge! Please have them PM or email me at [email protected]
Nuts- General McAuliffe & The Bastards of Bastogne
New Book Chronicles General McAuliffe and Siege at Bastogne during WW2’s Battle of the Bulge to be published this Summer
Early in December 1944, Nazi gunfire shattered the silence of the huge Ardennes forest of Belgium causing widespread panic and eventual devastation. Ten armored German divisions sporting the newly improved 'Tiger' Panzer tank, as well as 25 infantry divisions launched towards the Allied line which stretched 800 to 1000 miles from Holland in the North across to France in the South. Their mission was to fight their way through the American and British defenses and reduce their will to fight. Adolf Hitler wanted to replicate his stunning triumphs of 1940, when he swept over the exact same region. The surprise German offensive had created a huge 'bulge’ in the front lines and had encircled the historic 16th-Century crossroad town of Bastogne leaving less than 500 men of the 101st Airborne and the 10th Armored Division stranded and alone in the dead of winter under the command of colorful US Army General Tony McAuliffe.
In 'Nuts! General McAuliffe & The Bastards of Bastogne’, this true saga of courage and survival is pieced together from many first hand accounts focusing on the General and his men and featuring many rare photographs. This is the second volume of the 5-book 'McAuliffe' series and is written by the General’s distant relative Tom McAuliffe with able assistance from the General’s nephew Ken McAuliffe. The siege of Bastogne and the 'Battle of the Bulge' was Germany’s last attempt to win the war and was thee pivotal event on the road to allied victory in WWII. 'Nuts! General McAuliffe & The Bastards of Bastogne’ is a special read for any student of courage and the second world war.
Nuts-General McAuliffe & The Bastards of Bastogne’ will be available as an eBook and Paperback this Summer on Amazon and at your local bookstore.
The McAuliffe Series:
• Mr. Mulligan - The Life of Champion Armless Golfer Tommy McAuliffe
• Nuts- General McAuliffe and the Bastards of Bastogne
• Throttle up- Christa McAuliffe America’s First Teacher in Space
• Maddog! - Detroit Tiger and 1968 World Series Champ Dick McAuliffe
• Life of the Party - The Times of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
You can send me a message or ask me a general question using this form. I will do my best to get back to you soon! You can also email me directly at: [email protected].