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In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101187302
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 926,057
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Larry Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for more than a decade, winning numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He grew up on the same street in the same town as Major Dick Winters, three decades later.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Journey Begins-Toccoa and Currahee 7

Chapter 2 "A Nice, Quiet Little Town"-Aldbourne, Wiltshire 37

Chapter 3 Littlecote and Lardy Cakes-Final Preparations 57

Chapter 4 "We Were All Scared to Death"-D-day 69

Chapter 5 "… An Absolute Minefield of Varying Accounts"-The Assault at Brecourt Manor 95

Chapter 6 "The Americans Have Done Everything for Us Here"-Utah Beach to Carentan 119

Chapter 7 "The Situation Is Normal. We're Surrounded."-Operation Market Garden 153

Chapter 8 The Stuff of Legends-The Island 183

Chapter 9 "NUTS"-Bastogne 201

Chapter 10 "Hell, All of Us Wanted to Quit"-Foy to Rachamps 237

Chapter 11 A Personal Pilgrimage-The Story of Another Easy Company 265

Chapter 12 Haguenau-Setting the Record Straight 281

Epilogue: Their Echo Will Never Fade 293

A Tribute: Forrest "Goody" Guth, 1921-2009 305

Acknowledgments 309

Bibliography 313

Index 315

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