Inside the Battles That Brought Out the Best and Worst of Humanity

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News

A Compelling Testimony To The Brutal Actions Endured By The WWII Infantrymen Who Defeated The Nazis

battlehardened-frontcoverWashington, D.C.—Falling comrades, savagery of war, and the intense will to prevail in battle faced young Bill Chapman when he stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. For the following eleven months Chapman served in the most hazardous duty in the Army—dodging Nazi captures and fighting for his and his brothers-in-arms’ survival.

Retired infantry officer and author Craig Chapman reveals his father’s first-hand account of the horror, fear, and danger from the front lines of WWII’s most momentous events in Battle Hardened: An Infantry Officer’s Harrowing Journey from D-Day to V-E Day (Regnery History; $32.50; November 20, 2017). Relying on his father’s spoken war stories, as well as letters written during the war, Chapman reveals a gripping, never-before-told account of the enormous sacrifice made by the Greatest Generation—and the best and worst of human nature that emerges during war: courage, anguish, determination, and mercy.

Battle Hardened features action-packed stories and an inside look at the ingenuity and indomitability that led to an Allied forces victory. In the book, you’ll learn:

  • Riveting war stories of WWII’s most significant events from the front lines of the Army’s most dangerous infantry unit
  • Stirring tales of brotherhood and how a small unit developed tactics and techniques to survive the cruelty and cunning of German troops
  • Exhilarating narrative of the frame of mind that motivated and bound a WWII officer to his mission to defeat the Axis powers


To schedule an interview with Craig Chapman, please contact Lauren McCue at or 202.677.4436