Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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The national bestselling World War II memoir with a foreword by John McCain.

As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers.

This is the true story of a real-life hero. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post-World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Buck Compton's story truly embodies the American Dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Probably the most powerful think Buck Compton says in this book is when he talks about his service. He says when people thank him for his service he just tells them: "My service really only cost me ... Read full review

Call of Duty a "great read"

User Review  - Bill Haugland - Borders

Great story about "Buck" Compton before, during and after "Band Of Brothers". It was nice to read, in detail, what he did after the war. What a life he led. Always leading from the front and always doing his best. We need more people like him. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton (1921–2012) was a decorated war veteran, lawyer, and judge. In 1969, he led the team that secured the prosecution of Sirhan B. Sirhan for the assassination of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Compton's military service in World War II was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He served as a lieutenant and commanded Company E, also known as Easy Company, in the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. For his heroic service he was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He is the author of the national bestsellers A Company of HeroesWe Who Are Alive and Remain, and the coauthor of Call of Duty with Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton.

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