Band of brothers e company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne: from normandy to hitler's eagle's nest by stephen ambrose isbn -671-76922-7 review by kevin campopiano history 382 prof schweizer band of brothers is a book chronicalizing the emotions, bonds, tragedies and tactics used by easy company in the 506th regiment of the 101st airborne. Band of brothers is a nonfiction history of one world war ii company of paratroopers, easy company of the 506th regiment, 101st airborne through a combination of narrative, interviews, maps, and excerpts from letters, stephen e ambrose follows the lives of this group of soldiers from their training in 1942, their deployments in europe, and. Critique of band of brothers band of brothers is a book written by stephen e ambrose in 1992 this book follows the easy company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st airborne division, through world war ii.
Stephen 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. Review band of brothers by stephen e ambrose band of brothers is the history of easy company, 506th parachute stephen ambrose's book does that and more. Buy a cheap copy of comrades: brothers, fathers, heroes book by stephen e ambrose this tender book about male friendship will probably surprise those readers who know stephen ambrose best for his histories of world war ii and biography of dwight. Stephen edward ambrose was an american historian and biographer of us presidents dwight eisenhower and richard m nixon he received his phd in 1960 from the university of wisconsin-madison.
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. Stephen e ambrose's iconic new york times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the world war ii's most extraordinary soldiers: easy company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st airborne division, us army.
Stephen edward ambrose (january 10, 1936 - october 13, 2002) was an american historian and biographer of us presidents dwight d eisenhower and richard nixonhe was a longtime professor of history at the university of new orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of american popular history. For my summer reading book, i chose to read band of brothers by stephen e ambrose the author was well qualified to write this book, as he was a professor of history for forty-five years before his retirement in 1995. And at its peak - in holland and the ardennes - easy company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st airborne divison, us army, 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 ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company.
One unit in the screaming eagles, easy company, was an elite group of paratroopers, self confident survivors of a grueling physical regimen, adept in the use of weapons, and ready to fight for each other to the death. Here we get the story of easy (e) company of the 506th pir of the 101 air borne division told by mr ambrose through remembrances of surviving members it's a highly interesting book giving the story/history of the outfit along with a slice of the everyday war. Ambrose begins the book by mentioning that the men of easy company were from different backgrounds some of these soldiers were rich, some poor, and other variations of origin some of these soldiers were rich, some poor, and other variations of origin.
Band of brothers, subtitled, e company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne: from normandy to hitler's eagle's nest, by stephen e ambrose is an examination of a parachute infantry company in the 101st airborne division in the european theater during world war ii. Amazon review as grippingly as any novelist, preeminent world war ii historian stephen ambrose uses band of brothers to tell the horrifying, hallucinatory saga of easy company, whose 147 members he calls the nonpareil combat paratroopers on earth circa 1941-45. Stephen ambrose booklist stephen ambrose message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of band of brothers in the summer of 1942, young men in army training at camp toccoa, georgia, are given an opportunity to be part of a unique unit of paratroopers. Stephen ambrose is the bestselling author of d-day june 6, 1944, the wild blue and citizen soldiers this edition of the book is a tv tie-in to coincide with the hbo miniseries produced by tom hanks and steven spielberg, and it includes a new foreword by ambrose about the film.