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Journalist Post, on assignment for Philadelphia magazine, met in 2001 with WWII vets Guarnere and Heffron to discuss their service and their portrayal in the soon-to-be-aired HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose). 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. Switching off between the two within chapters, Post allows Guarnere and Heffron to share narration duties as they recount their South Philly childhoods, their induction into Easy Company (Guarnere was there for the company's formation; Heffron joined after D-Day) and their work in it, from the disastrous Operation Market Garden to the frozen hell of Bastogne. 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. Both men are quick to point out that they're no heroes, just men with a job to do (despite the fact that they each received, and tore up, exemptions from service); they and their story are both remarkable, and a must-read for anyone who enjoyed Band of Brothers in print or on screen.
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[A] must-read for anyone who enjoyed Band of Brothers.
[An] irresistible story relentlessly gripping.
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A great book that gives wonderful insight into the lives of these two great men. We are privileged to be the inheritors of their sacrifices.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this was the best book written about e Company. I've read band of brothers, the one written by winters, and also the one written by Marlarkey.Published 2 months ago by Robert P Root
I loved it and reading it after seeing Band of Brothers added to the reading pleasure.Published 3 months ago by John E. Valek
Great book about two of my local heroes made famous from HBO's Band of Brother'sPublished 4 months ago by Matthew Strickland
For me the best Band of Brothers related book out there. Had the chance to meet both Babe and Bill years ago. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ronald Ooms
Wow. Do not read this book if you do not have time. It is almost impossible to put this book down. You will feel like you are following them into combat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Larry W. Johnson
This was a gift for my Grandfather. Thank you for this large print offering! I'm sure he will enjoy it.Published 5 months ago by Kimberley