Beyond Band of Brothers

The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
Author: Dick Winters,Cole C. Kingseed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101205662
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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“Tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose, whose Band of Brothers was the inspiration for the HBO miniseries….laced with Winters’s soldierly exaltations of pride in his comrades’ bravery.”—Publishers Weekly They were called Easy Company—but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150% casualties while liberating Europe—an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Winner of the Distinguished Service Cross, Dick Winters was their legendary commander. This is his story—told in his own words for the first time. On D-Day, Winters assumed leadership of the Band of Brothers when its commander was killed and led them through the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany—by which time each member had been wounded. Based on Winters’s wartime diary, Beyond Band of Brothers also includes his comrades’ untold stories. Virtually none of this material appeared in Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers. Neither a protest against nor a glamorization of war, this is a moving memoir by the man who earned the love and respect of the men of Easy Company—and who is a hero to new generations worldwide. Includes photos

Band Of Brothers


Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471109259
Category: History
Page: 336
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**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** The book that inspired Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis. In Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose pays tribute to the men of Easy Company, a crack rifle company in the US Army. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the dangerous parachute landings on D-Day and their triumphant capture of Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ in Berchtesgaden. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. Repeatedly send on the toughest missions, these brave men fought, went hungry, froze and died in the service of their country. A tale of heroic adventures and soul-shattering confrontations, Band of Brothers brings back to life, as only Stephen E. Ambrose can, the profound ties of brotherhood forged in the barracks and on the battlefields. ‘History boldly told and elegantly written . . . Gripping’ Wall Street Journal ‘Ambrose proves once again he is a masterful historian . . . spellbinding’ People

Nelson's Band of Brothers

Lives and Memorials
Author: Captain Peter Hore
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 184832779X
Category: History
Page: 176
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While there is a perennial interest in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars and in Nelson himself, there is no reference work that chronicles all the captains of his ships, their social origins, their characters and the achievements in their lives beyond their service under Nelson. This new book, researched and written by distinguished historians, descendants of some of Nelson's officers, and members of the 1805 Club, presents concise biographies of those officers who fought with Nelson in his three great battles, with superb colour illustration throughout. Nelson first gave the name of 'band of brothers' to the officers who had commanded ships of his fleet at the battle of the Nile (1798). This new volume will include 100 officers, ranging from lieutenants in command of gunboats at the battle of Copenhagen (1801) through captains of line-of- battle ships at the Nile and at Trafalgar (1805), to admirals in command of squadrons in his fleets. Of real significance are the specially commissioned photographs of all the monuments and memorials to Nelson's captains, descriptions with transcriptions of epitaphs, and clear directions to enable the readers to find them. Part travel book, part biography and moving testimony to Nelson's faithful captains, Nelson's band of Brothers presents the opportunity to rediscover 100 local heroes.

Beyond the Band of Brothers

The US Military and the Myth that Women Can't Fight
Author: Megan MacKenzie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107049768
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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Examines the role of women in the US military and the arguments used to justify the combat exclusion, in light of the decision to reverse the policy in 2013. The book will be welcomed by scholars and students of military studies, gender studies, social and military history, and foreign policy.

We band of brothers


Author: Edwin O. Guthman
Publisher: Harper & Row Barnes & Noble Import Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 339
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A Band of Brothers

Stories from Vietnam
Author: Walter McDonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Memorable characters struggle to hang on to life and humanity in the face of a brutal war.

Band of Brothers


Author: Ernest Frankel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530030101
Category:
Page: 308
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Band of Brothers, first published in 1958, is a gritty novel of a desperate battle fought by U.S. Marines in the Korean War. As the dust jacket states: Band of Brothers is the first novel to depict that nightmarish and heroic period of the Korean War during which United Nations troops were forced to retreat from the Yalu. It tells the story in terms of one Company of U.S. Marines and its C.O., Captain Bill Patrick, who in the two weeks covered by the novel, is transformed from an inexperienced and distrusted leader into a battle-hardened, respected veteran. The ordeal begins when Able Company is handed a seemingly impossible assignment: to take and hold Bad Girl Ridge. Cut off from the main body of friendly troops and vastly outnumbered by the enemy, Able Company hangs on for four days and nights of carnage, suffering and stubborn resistance. Drawing upon some inexplicable reserve of courage and fortitude, the marines beat back attack after enemy attack, refusing to contemplate surrender, utterly determined to fight to the last. Mission accomplished, there follows the excruciating march to Hungnam and safety, a killing trek over savage terrain in temperatures of twenty below zero. Exhausted, surrounded by the enemy, having fought a rear-guard action all the way, the marines arrive at their destination intact, with their equipment, their wounded and their dead. Author Ernest Frankel served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was recalled for service during the Korean War; he served in Vietnam and retired as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers

A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth
Author: Larry Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187301
Category: History
Page: 336
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A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a continent to discover just what made the Band of Brothers special. Accompanied by his friend Forrest Guth, an easy Company veteran on his final tour in Europe, Alexander explores the living history of the places where American soldiers went into action, and reveals what makes this story so meaningful for us today. Part travelogue, part historical perspective, In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers is an unforgettable memorial to the men who fell in action, and a tribute to the veterans who are still with us.

Band of Brothers


Author: Alexander Kent
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099591535
Category: Admirals
Page: 144
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The 26th, and final, Bolitho novel in this phenomenally successful and well-loved series. In this, the long-awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent’s midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant’s commission. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King’s officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.

We Band of Brothers

The Sullivans and World War II
Author: Jack R. Satterfield,John R. Satterfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780931209581
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 237
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In November, 1942, the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, died when the USS Juneau was sunk in the South Pacific. Their deaths brought the reality of the war home to America. This is the story of the brothers, The Battle of Guadalcanal and the effect of the tragedy on the family, community, and nation.

Britain's Band of Brothers


Author: Tom Keene,Major-General Julian Thompson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750954949
Category: History
Page: 128
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Endorsed at the highest level by Churchill, 50 hand-picked men formed an elite secret army who attacked, kidnapped, and killed Germans across Europe during World War II—their story is finally toldThey were Britain's own World War II "Band of Brothers," a privately selected secret army of 50 cross-channel raiders who formed the elite Small Scale Raiding Force. Part SOE, part Combined Operations, their full story of courage, audacity, and ultimate tragedy has never been told before. Created after the fall of Dunkirk, the raiders were much admired, especially by Churchill. In almost 20 daring missions over two years they kidnapped sentries, ambushed patrols, and shot prisoners, reaping havoc along the rim of Hitler's Festung Europa. One night, they landed in a secret armed reconnaissance mission at what would become Omaha Beach and ran into a German patrol. With nowhere to hide but the sea, they were gunned down. Those left behind continued their extraordinary legacy, told here for the first time.

A Company of Heroes

Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
Author: Marcus Brotherton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101537132
Category: History
Page: 384
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The author of We Who Are Alive and Remain presents remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed on to their families and who continue to inspire new generations of Americans. Compiled from the veterans' notes, journals, letters, photographs, and the author's personally conducted interviews with the surviving contributors, this unique volume features the never-before-told stories of the Band of Brothers from more than twenty children and other family members. Watch a Video

Easy Company Soldier

The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"
Author: Don Malarkey,Bob Welch
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312378493
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 277
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A "Band of Brothers" soldier and elite paratrooper describes his role in providing defense during 1943's Operation Overlord, his receipt of a Bronze Star and numerous other honors, and the loss of his best friend during the engagement at Bastogne. 100,000 first printing.

How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers


Author: Chris Langlois
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692069790
Category:
Page: 62
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Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne was one of many cohesive units which served with distinction during World War II. This book will immerse students in the stories of ordinary men who courageously volunteered to join the elite paratroopers.

Band of Brothers

The Explosive WW2 Naval Thriller
Author: Alexander Fullerton
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591452
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Danger and bravery at sea from thriller-master Alexander Fullerton It is early autumn 1943 and a German U-boat supply ship is sailing under heavy escort from Le Havre to the Atlantic. A mixed force of torpedo boats from Allied Coastal Forces is ordered to intercept and sink her. Navigator Ben Quarry has other worries. His girlfriend, Rosie, is set on returning to occupied France as an SOE agent. His former mistress, now the wife of his CO, Bob Stack, has embarked on an affair with another officer. Ben’s got to tell him. But in the heat of battle, survival is everything... A standalone naval thriller from a writer who was there, Band of Brothers will keep you gripped. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘The scene of battle is quite overpowering’ Sunday Times ‘What le Carré is to the spy genre, Fullerton is to novels of naval warfare’ South Wales Echo ‘The most meticulously researched war novels that I have ever read’ Len Deighton ‘His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The finest of modern writers about naval warfare’ Manchester Evening News

The Band of Brothers

A Super-Twins Book
Author: Robert Werry
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1612046827
Category: Fiction
Page: 386
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The Band of Brothers, the third book in the Super-Twins series, continues the story of Robbie White and Nathan Deane, their mate John McAllister, and foster brother Peter. Together with their newly-acquired friends, Shane, Darren, Ryan and Sam, they comprise an odd-ball assortment of teenage mavericks and misfits who unite to become "The Band of Brothers." Along with the highs and lows of everyday life at home and at school, the Band of Brothers find themselves involved in highly dramatic situations. A flood in which Peter saves Shane from drowning, a dangerous confrontation with shooters in a national park, and a car accident in which Sam almost loses his life are just some of the riveting events in this unforgettable coming-of-age story of enduring friendships.

Call of Duty

My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers
Author: Lynn Compton,Marcus Brotherton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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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.

Beyond Band of Brothers


Author: Richard D. Winters
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425208133
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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The commander of Easy Company provides a firsthand memoir of combat during World War II, describing the role of the "Band of Brothers" during the D-Day invasion, the march into Germany, and the liberation of an S.S. death camp.

Lethal Warriors

When the New Band of Brothers Came Home
Author: David Philipps
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230104401
Category: History
Page: 272
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"They were once known by the famous moniker, Band of Brothers." Now, 60 years later, the army unit from Fort Carson, Colorado calls themselves the "Lethal Warriors," having seen the worst of the violence in Iraq. Many of its members are plagued by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some, misdiagnosed or untreated since returning from war, embarked on drug-fuelled crime sprees, some of which resulted in murder. Here, David Philipps applies his piercing insight and relentless investigative skills not only to this particular unit, but to the broader issue of PTSD as it rages throughout the country. He highlights the inspiring story of General Mark Graham, a former commander at Fort Carson and one of the few officers who had the vision and guts to recognize this growing problem and to do something about it. Graham has opened his doors to the community for help, speaking candidly about the issue and offering a potential lifeline to the soldiers, and a solution to this deadly problem."--Provided by publisher.