Acapulco man for a

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mobile or address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, mobile phone. Hotelier, corporate executive, and U. Army intelligence officer, Frank M. Brandstetter played an active role in some of the dramatic episodes of the twentieth century. Born in Transylvania inBrandy came to the U. Throughout the Depression years, he slowly worked his way up through the ranks until his enlistment in the army in Whether foiling a mass breakout plot by German POWs in England during the Second World War, leading a small party on a dangerous mission behind German lines to deliver a surrender demand from General Matthew Ridgway to Field Marshall Walther Model, parachuting into battle on D-Day, or confronting an angry Cuban mob intent on destroying the Havana Hilton, Brandstetter evoked the highest commendations from witnesses and supervisors.

This is the story of a man of action, a great patriot who dedicated his life to the service of his country. Read less. .

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now. About the Author Rodney P. Carlisle is professor of history at Rutgers University and a senior associate of History Associates, Inc. He is the author of several books of military and technological history. He and his wife live in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dominic J. Monetta is the founder and President of Resource Alternatives, Inc. He and his wife live in Washington, D. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

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Acapulco man for a

I never met Brandy, but heard about him when I was young, as an avid backgammon player, a very military tipe manager of Las Brisas, a little bit of his supposed intelligence activities. I found the book extremely interesting, very simple to read, gave information of how Las Brisas reached such prominence in the s.

Acapulco man for a

Very enjoyable reading for anyone who was in Acapulco-Las Brisas in those years. One person found this helpful. His guidance gave great insights to the industry and I owe Brandy a great deal of knowledge that helped me throughout my career. Reading about his personal life made me realize how great a man, a leader and a friend he was. Brandy, I salute you on this Veteran's Day, Thank you for you guidance. Fernando Guerrero now in Corona, California. I had never thought about how difficult it is to define a person clearly.

Most biographies seem to concentrate on a dominant theme in a person's life. The life of a statesman, businessman, or military leader each provide the reader with a focus, that is the kind of story they are about to hear. This book has a devil of a time with this man Brandy because he is so hard to define.

Frank Brandstetter has been an American success story of the type romanticized more than a century ago-but he is very much a real person! The book could easily have focused on a single aspect of his life. His WWII, pursuits which in part helped define the modern role of airborne forces or the fact that he was perhaps the best hotelier in the world thirty years later-each story would have made a respectable biography. It must have been hard to define a man who excelled at so many things in a life of intertwining interests and pursuits.

Several months ago I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Brandy. In the hours of talk we enjoyed I was struck by the fact that though he appreciated the full complexity of the world and was very much up to date on current affairs ,he was able to distill and express the simple principles at work. Whether in a scientist or statesman this elegance is the mark of genius. The energy and electricity that surrounds him is coupled with a kindness and generosity that is remarkable.

In this day of systems and focus on the group, it is inspiring to see what an individual can accomplish. Brandy's story should be read by everyone, students and adults, to remind us that committment to principles, hard work, and never ending creative forces can make a difference in our lives and those of others. Fantastic personality, true humanity, a great lesson of life at a time when the Cold War was not over yet.

Acapulco man for a

I was ased to Ste. Mere Eglise by the Commander of the 32nd Company Division, during my national service after finishing the military academy reserved officers. There were also exhausted officers just back from Vietnam.

We tried our best to take care of all these great people, and shared a lot of good and intense moments during the ceremonies. I was early 20, he was soon 70 and Frank told me a lot about the war and the peace, about the life and death, about mission and respect, and how to be able to "carry on" day after day. I remember his comments about General Ridgway, about Europe and USA, about horrors of war and hate but he mostly talked, free, about peace and how to maintain the peace and build the future. It was really an experience! God, he spoke so many languages in the same time.

The whole crowd around was impressed, so was I. Well, I saw him with my eyes and heard with my own ears how he had managed and practice the talents he had during WW2 and after that, in Europe. If one of the most important thing in life, for all of us, is to know what are the good things we leave behind us; well, i guess that Frank could teach a young man and a few other guys at an important time in their lives, how to manage and forecast the rest of their lives; and he did it well.

I have not met Frank again, and I often thought about Accapulco and "Brandy" in his colourful Jeep riding in the jungle around the resort, opened to the astronauts back on earth, all of them firmly standing on the world again. I never forgot his fascinating character. He achieved a hell of a job as an Officer who had a tough life, as a man, and as a friend. Later on, my work drove me and my wife to work in the Far-East, very closed from a place where General Ridgway took over the work of an other historical icone, Doug.

Mc Arthur. And I often remembered, on assigments for my media, a couple of lessons Frank Brandstetter tought to me. I really think the writers did an extraordinary and fascinating book, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for that amazing encounter, now presented and shared with people. Joel Legendre. I purchased this book for my husband for a Father's Day gift.

I met my husband in He was an employee of Las Brisas Hilton in Acapulco. He worked as a waiter and behind the buffet table at La Concha Beach Club. His boss was Frank M. He used to bring coffee and sweet rolls up to Mr. Brandstetter's casita in the morning.

His name is Victor Manuel Pedraza. He knew and loved Mr. Brandstetter and knew very little of his life, but he did hear that he had been a war hero. I knew he would be so very interested in this book. We were talking about our times at Las Brisas and his name came up in the conversation about a month before I ordered the book. I googled his name and was amazed to see that there was a book written on his life. We are so curious to know if he is still alive.

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