Post brings her readers right into the men's living rooms. South Philadelphia in the 1930's though, was not like Leave it to Beaver. All goodness came out of it. But to take the 'voice' out, and make sure that there are no grammatical errors, or stuff like that would take away from the charm that these two Philly natives add to their story. They were quite frank about what they thought about different countries they fought in, traveled through, and lived in. Both men fought side by sideuntil Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since.
Winters diaries were so accurate that the series was phenomenal and the story was told well. I turned to the character Babe, and said, 'Well Heffron, if we die, we'll die in a state of grace. If you are interested in first-person information on Easy's exploits in battle with the warmth and humor that only these two B of B can tell them, then please buy this book. They all just loved each other. You guys must have had a picnic. This was fun to have both perspectives of Sgt. What separates this tale is the passion and honesty that Bill and Babe go to in giving Herbert Sobel the credit he deserves for making them tough and battle ready.
Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom. These guys pull no punches, and mince no words. It took me maybe 2 days to read. Post did a great job distinguishing who was the primary narrator for different parts of the book. This story added pieces to the puzzle and muddied others.
But it shows you how they thought at the time, so its good to read anyway. Sometimes, I would have to put the book down because my feelings were so strong. However, as an avid fan of the mini-series, I was incredibly interested in hearing about the war directly from their mouths without the filters that Hollywood provides. But none-the-less, quite Mature very but extremely good. And they give some additional details. These skills later help them in battle-torn Europe. He came to see me every day.
In this new book, Post has compiled the transcripts of her interviews to provide a personal history of the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company, as well as the soldiers' own stories of growing up and growing old. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. A great story in this book for 2 of the greatest war heroes still alive. As I read the book, my view of these two men changed. Its a different world back then. Nonetheless, was enjoyable from cover to cover.
There are also some interviews on YouTube that I'm working through. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms and to all those who fought for freedom. As a medic in Viet-nam I saw many things that never left me. Adrenaline pumping, going into the unknown. Here again we I am a 50's -60's child see the real caliber of men that were thrust into a life changing ordeal and ; as luck would have it, survived to become life long friends.
Parts of their story didn't match some of the other stories. They threw their guns down. Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms under fire and to all the brave men who fought fearlessly for freedom. It doesnt make war look easy and cool like some other books it also shows moments of despair that the paratrooperd must have felt. It is a must read for anyone interested in the band of brothers, easy company. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms-and to all those who fought for freedom.
A book that has been read but is in good condition. The memoirs of grueling war experiences are never easy to read, but for a history buff they were fascinating and the unexpectedly moving and beautiful last few chapters are especially rewarding. Ambrose and Winter's book have a better coverage of the battles these guys fought, but this book gets you into their frreindship. Roe was the best medic we ever had. They put me on a stretcher before Joe. I enjoyed this book on a level that is gave me more insight into a generation who did things because it was the right thing to do. The book is still worth a read.
I felt like I was sitting down with them just having a conversation. Robyn Post has been a professional journalist for 13 years and profiled the two men for Philadelphia Magazine. They didn't call him Wild Bill for nothing. I've read Band of Brothers and I've read Beyond Band of Brothers and this one is definitely the best of the three. Although the foreword by actor Tom Hanks is a sincere and fitting tribute both men think very highly of Hanks , it was not necessary to help promote this wonderfully written book.
The men also discuss their post-war lives, and those of their comrades; 60 years after meeting, these two men still call each other nearly every day, and their bond provides the volume its large heart. It was published by Thorndike Pr and has a total of 445 pages in the book. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. Bill took care of us. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format.