December, 1944. Adolf Hitler makes one last attempt to stave off almost certain destruction of his dreams and sue for a negotiated peace. He came closer, perhaps, than many people think. this excellent book tells the story of one eighteen man Allied platoon who played a pivotal part in blunting the German attack. It reads like a novel; it depicts things as they really happened. These men literally changed the course of history, and their story is an American inspiration.