Book Hour: “A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley” with author Tim Brady


(00:00) Captain Henry Waskow was beloved by his men in WWII Italy. So when famous journalist Ernie Pyle saw the touching tributes to Waskow, he wrote a column that affects America today. Tom Hanks didn’t give a speech in 2000 at the dedication of the WWII monument. He simply read Ernie Pyle’s article and sat down. Famous movie directors Frank Capra and John Huston captured the battle in which Waskow died and created Academy Award-winning movies starring Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith. This is an interesting conversation about a fascinating book.

Music Featured:
“River” – James Taylor
“Celebrate Me Home” – Kenny Loggins
“Belleau Wood” – Air Force Band
“New Years Day” – Carole King

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.