Books by Patrick K. O’Donnell

Patrick K. O'Donnell is the author of three previous books: Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award for Outstanding Military History; Into the Rising Sun; and Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs. He is also the founder of the Drop Zone


HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An important story, thoroughly though inelegantly told."
As the Reich began to collapse at the end of World War II, a group of Jewish agents parachuted into Austria to attempt to accelerate the implosion. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"A taut real-life thriller."
The story of two teams of OSS commandos dropped behind enemy lines to cut off Nazi transportation routes through the rugged Italian Alps. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Clearly reflects valor and courage, but this is hardly 'history' as most understand it."
Recollections of action by U.S. Marines who fought in the Iraq War's fiercest battle. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 10, 2004

"First-rate reading for fans of cloak-and-dagger stuff, and for students of WWII history."
A lively recounting of America's shadow war against the Axis powers, fraught with peril, treachery, and bad decisions. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2001

" Raw and dramatic stuff. Readers will likely experience a better-them-than-me feeling."
Before there were superheroes, there were these guys: the wild, wooly, and implausibly brave GIs of WWII, who here give us their version of the conflict in newcomer O'Donnell's oral history of the war. Read full book review >