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    DescriptionStephen E. Ambrose's iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II's most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak--in Holland and the Ardennes--Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments. They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them. This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal--it was a badge of office.


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    Title
    Band of Brothers
    Subtitle
    E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Other book format
    Number of pages: 333
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743216388
    ISBN 10: 0743216385
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC21: 940.5421
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 940.54/21, 940.5421
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC classification: D769.348 506TH .A57 2001, D769.347 5
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHB, NHWR7, NHWL, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Edition statement
    Special ed.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    25 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Publishers Weekly" This is a terrific read for WW II action buffs.