We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

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From Marcus Brotherton, coauthor of Call of Duty, comes a collection of untold stories from the Band of Brothers. With candid personal accounts of training, combat, triumph, and loss, the men of Easy Company let you know what it was really like.

The army had decided to try something different. A select division would receive boot camp and paratrooper training in one place and at one time. The result, they hoped, would be a group of men ...

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Overview

From Marcus Brotherton, coauthor of Call of Duty, comes a collection of untold stories from the Band of Brothers. With candid personal accounts of training, combat, triumph, and loss, the men of Easy Company let you know what it was really like.

The army had decided to try something different. A select division would receive boot camp and paratrooper training in one place and at one time. The result, they hoped, would be a group of men unparalleled in their cohesiveness; a force of heroic spirit and deadly efficiency.

After almost two years of hard training, the men of Easy Company parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and, later, Operation Market Garden. They fought their way through Belgium, France, and Germany, survived overwhelming odds, liberated concentration camps, and drank a victory toast in April of 1945 at Hitler's hideout in the Alps.

Here are stories of war, sacrifice, and courage as seen by one of the most revered combat units in military history. In We Who Are Alive and Remain, twenty men who were there and are alive today-and the families of three deceased others-recount the horrors and the victories, the bonds they made, the tears and blood they shed ... and the brothers they lost.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

This work examines the experiences of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, focusing on the 2nd Battalion, Easy Company, the unit Stephen Ambrose profiled in Band of Brothers. The narrative offers interviews with 20 surviving members of the company, often discussing their opinions of the HBO series as well as their experiences in training and combat. Probably not a necessary acquisition for any but the most complete collections.
—Edwin Burgess

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"George Wilson distinguishes the men with varying accents, tone, and pacing. He melds their individual stories into a blend that flows easily." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594096702
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Marcus Brotherton, a former newspaper reporter and a professional writer, is the author or coauthor of seventeen books.

George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Perspective xvii

1 A Future That Nobody Could Prepare Us For 1

2 Young Lions, East 5

3 Young Lions, West 21

4 The Day Everything Changed 29

5 Cutting Teeth at Toccoa 44

6 How the Rest of Us Trained 64

7 Aboard the Samaria, Toccoa Men 80

8 Atlantic Crossings, Replacements 84

9 Aldbourne: Calm Before the Storm 92

10 A Bad Day for a Lot of Young Men 97

11 Fighting in Normandy 101

12 The Battle of Carentan 115

13 R&R in England 123

14 The Fight of Our Lives in Holland 125

15 Defending the Island 134

16 Respite in Mourmelon 139

17 Frozen Hell 143

18 Blood 156

19 Enemy Across the River 165

20 Meeting a Defeated Aggressor 172

21 Toasting Victory 177

22 Last Duties in Austria 183

23 Coming Home 190

24 Lives in Freedom 199

25 Thoughts on Heroism 224

Epilogue: Those Who Have Been Given Much 233

Memories of My Father 237

Herbert Sobel Michael Sobel 239

Robert Burr Smith C. Susan Finn 249

George Luz Sr. Lana Luz Miller George Luz Jr. 261

Appendices 271

Index 283

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