Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story by William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Edward "Babe" Heffron, Robyn Post, Dick Hill |, Audiobook (CD) | Barnes & Noble
Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story

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by William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Edward "Babe" Heffron, Robyn Post, Dick Hill
     
 

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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient,

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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.

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"Each of them delivers a relentlessly gripping account highlighting heroism, sacrifice and terrible suffering." —Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400135325
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Sales rank:
793,640
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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“Each of them delivers a relentlessly gripping account highlighting heroism, sacrifice and terrible suffering.” —-Kirkus

Meet the Author

Edward "Babe" Heffron, a U.S. paratrooper during World War II, was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

Robyn Post has been a professional journalist for thirteen years.

Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. AudioFile includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.

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