Band Of Brothers

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 25, 2012 - History - 336 pages
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The book that inspired Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis.
 
In Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose pays tribute to the men of Easy Company, a crack rifle company in the US Army. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the dangerous parachute landings on D-Day and their triumphant capture of Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ in Berchtesgaden. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. Repeatedly send on the toughest missions, these brave men fought, went hungry, froze and died in the service of their country.
 
A tale of heroic adventures and soul-shattering confrontations, Band of Brothers brings back to life, as only Stephen E. Ambrose can, the profound ties of brotherhood forged in the barracks and on the battlefields.
 
‘History boldly told and elegantly written . . . Gripping’ Wall Street Journal
 
‘Ambrose proves once again he is a masterful historian . . . spellbinding’ People
 

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I can see why so many people like this book. It's full of memorable stories. However, from a historian point of view, it lacks in several areas. Ultimately, this is a collection of anecdotes, tied ... Read full review

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This is the classic study of E Company, 506 Regiment, 101 Airborne's battle from the beaches of Normandy to Hitler's Eagle Nest. Ambrose interviewed many of the soldiers in the 1990's and using their ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
CHAPTER TWO Stand Up and Hook Up Benning Mackall
CHAPTER THREE Duties of the Latrine Orderly Aldbourne
CHAPTER FOUR Look Out Hitler Here We Come Slapton
CHAPTER FIVE Follow Me Normandy June 6 1944
CHAPTER EIGHT Hells Highway Holland September 17
CHAPTER TEN Resting Recovering and Refitting Mourmelon
CHAPTER ELEVEN They Got Us Surroundedthe Poor
CHAPTER TWELVE The Breaking Point Bastogne January 113
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Attack Noville January 1417 1945
CHAPTER FIFTEEN The Best Feeling in the World
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Getting to Know the Enemy Germany April
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Drinking Hitlers Champagne
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN The Soldiers Dream Life Austria May 8
CHAPTER NINETEEN Postwar Careers 19451991
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Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

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