Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Through soldiers' journals and letters, describes Easy Company's contributions to the campaigns in western Europe and recounts their stories of survival.

Simon and Schuster
As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignments -- responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780743216456
0743216458
9780671769222
0671769227
Branch Call Number: 940.5421 AMBRO
Notes: Includes index

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Daveinportland
Nov 22, 2016

I thought it was a good book years ago when I first read it, before the miniseries. I always enjoy books my Stephen Ambrose as his work always have a more personal feel to it. He also covers of the general experience of your average soldier than most authors. If you enjoyed the series, you will love the book.

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cobragunship
Mar 17, 2013

Awesome book about an airborne company that fought in most of the major battles of World War Two and in most cases came out on top. Highly recommended and Freedom isn't Free!!

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millerjw12
Jun 22, 2012

Really good book. I really liked the show too. It really shows all of are heroes in World War 2. Rest In Peace all of our fallen heroes.

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