Now Donald R. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated forests. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.
©1999 Donald R. Burgett; (P)2001 Random House Inc., Bantam Doubelday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House Inc.
Currahee is a good quick WWII action packed book. It does not measure up to Burgett's other book "Seven Roads to Hell" but is entertaining. Burgett goes from swearing in to being wounded in an hour and 41 minutes.
One young man's journey into the paratroopers and into the ETO of WWII. Many neat snippets of a soldier's life in a turbulent time.
I could not fathom the topic based on the title, which was intriguing enough by itself (I was expecting an Indian story).
So it was a book of the accounts of an enlisted paratrooper's journey through initial boot camp, airborne school, D-Day, the skirmishes thereafter, and the ending philosophical furlough in England. There were many colorful (and graphic) accounts of encounters with the enemy. Most intriguing for me were the author's personal reactions and opinions (which I assumed were general representations the popular mindsets back then, though with some interesting idiosyncrasies of the author). The book was well written and narrated.
needed an audio book to kill some time. read this book a few years ago and noticed parts of the story were deleted from the audio book. would have rated this 5 stars if the story were complete.
Donald Burgett describes his para training and Normandy fighting in a clear engaging way that makes for an excellent audio book.
Dare to dream...
I read this back in the 1970's and absolutely loved the first person, up close, and personal storyline. For years I hoped to find the book transposed into an audio book. Finally it's here! Great narration for a great manuscript.
Basically the same World War ll book. I have heard the same stories told in other books, but still interesting.
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