In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth

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by Larry Alexander
     
 

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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

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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.

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"Dietz provides an impressive, respectful rendering of this walk in the footsteps of Easy Company soldiers." —Library Journal Starred Audio Review
Library Journal
Alexander, author of the New York Times best seller Biggest Brother (2005), takes listeners on a dramatic journey through the history of the legendary Easy Company, 101st Airborne. Accompanying him throughout is Easy Company's Sgt. Forrest Guth, who contributes his own commentary and explanations. (Sadly, Guth died prior to the book's publication.) Part historical memoir and part travelog, this fascinating material also includes input from other members of Easy Company. Following the resounding success of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, this revisiting of most of the Easy Company battle sites brings home the horrific reality of combat and the courage of the young soldiers enmeshed in the conflicts. Narrator Norman Dietz (Power, Faith, and Fantasy) provides an impressive, respectful rendering of this walk in the footsteps of Easy Company soldiers that will recall for today's generation the heroic contribution of U.S. soldiers in World War II. Highly recommended.—Dale Farris, Groves, TX

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ISBN-13:
9780451233158
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,321,509
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Dietz provides an impressive, respectful rendering of this walk in the footsteps of Easy Company soldiers." —-Library Journal Starred Audio Review

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