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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest | [Stephen E. Ambrose]

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

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.
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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.

©1998 Stephen E. Ambrose (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    There's so much that has been left aside in the history books and schools teaching our children today. I firmly believe that if the current generation does not learn or know the history such as this regarding evil and war, we as a nation are doomed!

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    The narrator mispronunciation many of the names of the soldiers. Also, he couldn't decide if he wanted the town of Foy to be pronounced "Foy" or "Fwah". Annoying.

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    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.

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    One of the best audible books yet
    Great details of the men after the war helped round out the picture of Easy Company

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    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.

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    The story of Band of Brothers. WWII fight across Europe by Easy Company of the 101 Airborne. A must listen

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    "Fantastic, could not stop listening."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Band of Brothers to be better than the print version?

    No, however it is a superb and compliments the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Band of Brothers?

    Most of the book is memorable. I enjoyed the jump into Holland and the build up to D Day.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Jerome – was your favourite?

    For me Winters stands out. However Tim brings all the personalities to life.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    As in the TV series, Band of Brothers.


    Any additional comments?

    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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