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BAND OF BROTHERS : "E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest"
BAND OF BROTHERS E Company 506th Regiment 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Author:Stephen E. Ambrose From D-Day to victory in World War II with the men of Easy Company: Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and on to Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ar... more »dennes -- Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, esteemed WWII historian Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments, from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to capturing Hitler's Barvarian outpost. Band of Brothers is a story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal -- it was a badge of office.« less
Steve D. (scd) reviewed BAND OF BROTHERS : "E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest" on + 3 more book reviews
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The older I get, the more I am overwhelmed by the sacrifices faced by my parents generation. These people have been so quiet and anti-modern/PR/immediate-reward focused about what they did for all of us. This books helps me appreciate their strength and selflessness.
This book is phenominal. I read it before learning of the scandal (over plagarism) but found out later that those allegations included book he was getting together near the end of his life. This book follows E company which was part of the 101st airborn. It is taken mostly from first person interviews and it is simply engrossing. You will not want to put it down. Even though we know that ambrose has plagarized he is still very intelligent and talented and this book shows that.
Rexford P. (wrecksfordpike) reviewed BAND OF BROTHERS : "E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest" on
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Typical Ambrose book; excellent writing, well researched; personal.
I've read quite a few of his books, and they are all of this high level. When you pick up one of his books, you know it will be good.
War is not a pleasant subject, but it does bring out the best in some men. And nowadays, women, too.
Probably the following quote would make an excellent subtitle; When asked by a young person about his war service in E Company, "Were you a hero? The man replied, "No, I was not; but I served with a lot of them".