Tom Clavin will Present his New Hardcover ~ The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tom Clavin, New York Times Bestselling Author will Present his New Hardcover The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The incredible untold story of one Ranger battalion's heroism and courage in World War II.

They were known as “Rudder’s Rangers,” the most elite and experienced attack unit in the United States Army. In December 1944, Lt. Col. James Rudder's 2nd Battalion would form the spearhead into Germany, taking the war into Hitler’s homeland at last. In the process, Rudder was given two objectives: Take Hill 400 . . . and hold the hill by any means possible. To the last man, if necessary. The battle-hardened battalion had no idea that several Wehrmacht regiments, who greatly outnumbered the Rangers, had been given the exact same orders. The clash of the two determined forces was one of the bloodiest and most costly encounters of World War II.

Castle Hill, the imposing 1320-foot mini-mountain the American Rangers simply called Hill 400, was the gateway to a desperate Nazi Germany. Several entire American divisions had already been repulsed by the last hill's dug-in defenders as—unknown to the Allies—the height was the key to Adolf Hitler's last-minute plans for a massive counterattack to smash through the American lines in what would become known to history as the Battle of the Bulge.

Thus the stalemate surrounding Hill 400 could not continue. For Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, there was only one solution: Call in Rudder's Rangers. Of the 130 special operators who stormed, captured, and held the hill that December day, only 16 remained to stagger back down its frozen slopes. The Last Hill is replete with unforgettable action and characters—a rich and detailed saga of what the survivors of the 2nd Ranger Battalion would remember as “our longest day.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include the bestselling Frontier Lawmen trilogy—Wild Bill, Dodge City, and Tombstone—and Blood and Treasure with Bob Drury. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 03, 2022, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in the Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205.  Seating is Limited to 40 Customers.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $29.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII, 1 Reservation, and 1 Guest Reservation (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price. 

EVENT FORMAT:  Tom Clavin will discuss his New Hardcover The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII and answer audience questions.  The Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour. A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Seating is Limited to 40 Customers.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
$29.99
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$29.99
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ADMISSION for 1 Person with 1 Hardcover of The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII


Author Autographed Hardcover of The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle That Defined WWII


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