"Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II" is an extraordinary and simply riveting memoir that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly valued addition to both community and academic library World War II Military History & Biography collections.", The author has researched and studied this subject in great depth, his knowledge and ability to engage and keep the interest of the reader is accomplished and proficient., The level of research and attention to detail that went into the retelling of Eugene Metcalfe's harrowing tale of survival is shown in spades., A combination of battle story and POW tribulation, the book is clearly written and engaging. It paints a vivid picture of the subject's experiences, from his decision to quit school and join the Army, to his struggle for survival in a prisoner-of-war camp....There are many books about the American airborne in Market Garden; Gene's story is unique and significant., Gene Metcalfe parachuted into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. Captured, he survived a harrowing ordeal, including a meeting with Heinrich Himmler., Author Marcus A, Nannini conducted many in-depth interviews with WWII veteran, Gene Metcalfe. Left for Dead at Nijmegen sub-titled The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II is so intriguing that it would read as a memoir if written in the first person. Gene's personality and memory allow his story to be recreated with astounding detail., Left for Dead at Nijmegen is a stunning and beautifully written recounting of Gene Metcalfe's experiences beginning with his life-changing decision to quit school and enlist to become a paratrooper. While the story is written by Nannini, I consistently felt Metcalfe's presence within the telling, and the photographs included in the book increase the impact and credibility of Metcalfe's story.