Journalist Poole, who first reported Sabo's story for the Ellwood City Ledger, masterfully conveys Sabo's life: his upbringing by wealthy parents who fled Hungary during WWII; his strong connection to his older brother, and the deep imprint that the rural community made on him. Where Poole truly excels, however, is in his portrayals of the gruesome work of war, depicting the maniacal seesaw between death at its most visceral and the simple pleasures of news from home.
starred review, Publishers Weekly
It took 40 years, but the story of Leslie Sabo's valor has finally been brought to light to reveal a truly forgotten hero. As Mr. Poole makes abundantly clear in 'Company of Heroes,' war is never glamorous. It is not kind to anyone nor is it something that should ever be forgotten. Soldiers should never face what Leslie Sabo's brothers in arms faced upon returning home. Soldiers should always have the support of those at home so that they can begin to heal once the shooting has stopped.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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