The Boys of Winter
257 pages, softcover: $19.95
University Press of Colorado, 2005.
Charles Sanders, an avid skier himself, tells the true stories of three champion skiers who joined the Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II. After training on the West’s snowy peaks, they went off to fight — and die — in Italy’s Apennine Mountains. By detailing their personal stories, Sanders reveals the true cost of combat and the immense personal sacrifice made by soldiers. It’s a lesson just as relevant to today’s war.