THE LAST RIDGE - The Inspiring Story of the 10th Mountain Division, A Compelling PBS Documentary Based on the Book by McKay Jenkins
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This DVD version includes the full documentary and an additional hour of fascinating bonus materials.

Extra segments include additional training and battle interviews, helicopter aerials over the 10th Mountain's Colorado training grounds, insights from 10th vets visiting 10th soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, interviews with current 10th soldiers in Afghanistan, the unofficial Alpini anthem sung by an Italian Mountain Choir, and comments from author McKay Jenkins.

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We recommend reading all of the knowledgeable 10th books available through the 10th QuarterMaster, and especially everything by author John Imbrie. In addition, here are several additional excellent books, if you don't have them already.

May we suggest...

The Last Ridge
by McKay Jenkins. He literally wrote the book, and it's a masterpiece if we don't say so ourselves. It will also bring out The Inner Scholar in you!

Soldiers On Skis: A Pictorial Memoir Of The 10th Mountain Division
by Flint Whitlock, Bob Bishop

This Pulitzer Prize nominated book sets the standard. It doesn't do it justice to call this a coffeetable book, because Soldiers on Skis is full of extraordinary stories, as well as compelling pictures. Besides, you'll want this remarkable book even if you don't drink coffee or have a coffee table. Bob Bishop is a 10th Vet, and Flint Whitlock is a 10th Descendent and Military Historian.

The Boys of Winter: Life And Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War
by Charles J. Sanders

Personal and compelling, The Boys of Winter looks beyond the hype and heroism surrounding the 10th and tracks the lives of three 10th soldiers. Written by 10th Descendent Charlie Saunders, this is the inside story of what life really was like for them through training and battle.

Soldiers of the Mountain: The Story of the 10th Mountain Division of World War II
by Norma Tadlock Johnson

This account of the 10th is especially written for teens, but you don't have to be one to enjoy it. Author Norma Tadlock Johnson's husband was a 10th platoon leader, and she incorporates interviews with numerous 10th vets into this page-turner.

Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops
by Peter Shelton

This is a great read, even if you already know the 10th's story top to tails. Shelton weaves such a compelling narrative that you might as well have been on the 10th's backbreaking D-Series Maneuvers. At the same time, you're hugely relieved you weren't.

Ordinary Heroes: Six Stars in the Window
by Dan Oja

This is the compelling, true story of one family, six brothers, and a world at war; the story of the six Koski brothers and the men they served, including the men of the 85th Regiment of the 10th Mountain Infantry Division. This is the story of World War II as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers. Visit to learn more or order now.

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Outreach, Promotion and Development for The Last Ridge have been made possible by the R.C. Baker Foundation, honoring the extraordinary legacy of World War II veterans.