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Irregular warfare historian gives book lecture on America’s first elite unit


On Tuesday August 9th, best-selling novelist and combat historian Patrick K. O’Donnell gave a book lecture at IWP on the subject of his recent work, Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution. Mr. O’Donnell walked his audience through the evolution of a unit he argued was to become America’s first elite unit– a regiment of Maryland volunteers. This regiment engaged in some of the fiercest and most consequential fighting of the war, and held their ground throughout, often with little more than mere strength of will and dedicated comradery. Mr. O’Donnell said that the epic story he relates can be considered among the first real “band of brothers” experiences in American history. His book is available for purchase on Amazon with the following link.

Combat historian, bestselling author, and public speaker Patrick K. O’Donnell has written ten critically acclaimed books that recount the epic stories of America’s wars from the Revolution to Iraq. He is a premier expert on elite and special operations units and irregular warfare. O’Donnell’s books are described as “nonfiction that read like fiction.”