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The Amazon #1 Bestseller

Where the Birds Never Sing


Jack Sacco has paid his father and all those who have ever served this country the ultimate tribute. Where the Birds Never Sing is an honest, moving portrait of his father, an American soldier in World War II, who fought for everything that makes our nation great.


Thanks to men like Jack Sacco, Americans will never lack for stories of heroes. And thanks to men like his father, Joe, we'll never forget how heroes are made.


~ From the Foreword by Senator Bob Dole

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Where the Birds Never Sing

A Symphonic Tribute to America's Greatest Generation

"Where the Birds Never Sing - A Symphonic Tribute to America’s Greatest Generation" is a unique concert event combining the story from the award-winning, Pulitzer Prize nominated, Amazon #1 Bestselling book by Jack Sacco and the powerful score he composed as the book’s soundtrack.


The program contains approximately seventy minutes of original orchestral music tracing the story’s epic arc from a farm in Alabama to the beaches of Normandy to the gates of the Dachau concentration camp and home again. Each piece is introduced by narrator Jack Sacco as he tells the true story of his father’s emotional and victorious journey through World War II.


The result is a uniquely patriotic event that leaves audiences cheering for the magnificent accomplishments of America’s Greatest Generation.


Concert Program


  1. Memories of the Farm 

  2. Farmboys to Soldiers

  3. Training Days

  4. Shipping Out/This Land I Love

  5. Omaha Beach

  6. The Battle of the Bulge

  7. Onward, Brothers
         ~ Intermission ~

  8. Joe’s Theme

  9. Monique’s Theme

  10. The Cost of War

  11. When We Entered Dachau

  12. Victory of the Third Army

  13. Going Back For Monique

  14. Finale and This Land I Love (Reprise)

The Cost of War by Jack Sacco 324Jack Sacco
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Monique's ThemeJack Sacco
00:00 / 04:11
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6. Mozarts Piano Mix 76Jack Sacco
00:00 / 03:23
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Joe's ThemeJack Sacco
00:00 / 05:14
7. Going Back For Monique - Mix 142Jack Sacco
00:00 / 05:26
When We Entered Dachau 32Jack Sacco
00:00 / 05:27

For More Information

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Upcoming Speaking Events



The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70130


Thank you!

Where the Birds Never Sing will find a place with the World War II remembrances of Tom Brokaw and Stephen Ambrose and the film Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg. 

Cal Thomas
Syndicated Columnist/Bestselling Author



Jack Sacco has hit a home run with this book.

William Reifsteck

Author of Two Million Bricks - The Construction of Notre Dame Stadium



RebeccasReads recommends Where the Birds Never Sing as a riveting biography of the ordinary, sometimes hilarious and always hair-raising adventures of one young soldier, a boy who did the right thing, fought the good fight, and came home a man.

Rebecca Brown


When I started reading Where the Birds Never Sing, I didn't realize I was in store for much more than a mere book about WWII; I was in for a life-altering experience. 


This book is on my top 5 list and has made its way into the personal library which I am compiling for my children to be able to enjoy one day. 


They’ll find amusement in the Harry Potter novels and maybe even learn something from the classics of Dickens and Shakespeare, but they will experience an astonishing true adventure when the time comes for them to pick up Where the Birds Never Sing and will have their entire perception of the world changed.

Colton Clark

Lubbock, Texas



An Absolute Masterpiece! Every child in school should read this.

Kathleen Fitzgerald
Chicago Illinois

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