Band of Brothers Book Review

Book Review
By Amanda R Isom

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, and 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen Ambrose. New York: New York 1992, 312 pp. $12

A brief overview of the story: In 1942 the United States Army assembled a volunteer parachute regiment to jump behind enemy lines. Within this unit was a company called Easy Company that was made up of men who found themselves at the beginning of the war in Europe. They parachuted into Normandy (France) on D-day (WWarII). These men fought for the liberation of Holland, held the frontlines during the battle of the Bulge, and captured Hitler's ...

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Brother" is a retiree from the University of New Orleans. He was a professor of history. Dr. Ambrose is a creative yet simple writer keeping you on the edge of wanting to know what happens next while telling you the story of the men of Easy Company. The minute I opened the book during the first couple of pages I was hooked and took pride in these men for the commitment and loyalty they had for their country. While the men of Easy Company like to remain humble into thinking that they are not the real heroes of the war. After reading this book I seem to think differently. It took a lot of courage and guts to do what the men of Easy Company did. And as I read I couldn't help but come to tears and become overwhelmed with different emotions ranging from happy to sad, with excitement popping through my chest. I sometimes felt as if I was a character in the story during the retelling of different events; which sounds kind of funny being that I am a women. I guess that is because I am also ...

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we stand alone together in Indian. And I guess that went perfect for what it was that the men of Easy Company where enduring at that moment in their life. At night they would even get some guys together and would run the hill all together on their own. I believe that when you are put into rough situations you tend to grow and build on that to make you stronger in order to handle the next situation and the one after that. Nobody wanted to be afraid to jump. Fear was contagious and because you had all of your comrades there with you who where probably just as scared as you where someone needed to see that you could overcome it; all you had to do was stick you leg slightly out door and ...

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