Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.
Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities 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 tell the stories - often in the men's own words - of these American hereoes.
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"A first-class explanation of what crack infantry troops are like....Addicts of military history will relish its finely detailed account.....Stephen Ambrose's thorough research and clear organization have produced a highly readable account of the heroic service of this "band of brothers" he so unstintedly admires." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"As a member of just such a unit...I am impressed by how well Mr. Ambrose has captured the true essence of a combat rifle company." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A valuable and fascinating record....In these pages, the reader can vicariously walk with the men of E Company, suffer and laugh with them." (The Times-Picayune)
Learning about citizen soldiers becoming heroes under horrifying conditions.
The DDay and Bastogne chapters read like a war novel.
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Yes. Both. A fabulous book.
Worth the listen
I'm a WW2 history buff so this story was right in my strike zone. Great true story about some of Americas finest heroes!!
Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.
A well chronicled account about human cruelty, strength and spirit. We forget many times how brutal and difficult life was for these young men and women. It is so human to take the past for granted.
You wouldn't expect less than perfect from Ambrose. And you get nothing less than Perfection in this read. A continuously accurate portrait of the thoughts and actions of Americas best, brightest and bravest boys.
Dare to dream...
A good listen. Like watching the movie. So many of these books are hacked to death with poor narration. Band of Brothers grabbed my attention and held it. I'll listen to this one again.
"Beautifully, yet grittily told story."
A wonderful insight into a story of how young men become soldiers, brothers combat and then men after their life's entangle with one another.
I loved & still do this story of war.
Thank you & r.i.p to the fallen.
"Fantastic, could not stop listening."
No, however it is a superb and compliments the print version.
Most of the book is memorable. I enjoyed the jump into Holland and the build up to D Day.
For me Winters stands out. However Tim brings all the personalities to life.
As in the TV series, Band of Brothers.
If you have watched the TV series I urge you to listen or read this book. There is far more stories, dialogue and events to enjoy. The TV series only covered a small percent of the story that is Easy Company.
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