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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a retelling of the Band of Brothers tale, April 22, 2009
This review is from: Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters (Paperback)
Chances are you are reading this review having already seen the HBO mini series Band of Brothers and/or having read the Stephen Ambrose book of the same name (if you have done both, I recommend doing so). One of the primary sources for the Band of Brothers book was Dick Winters. In the aftermath of the mini series he penned his own version of events in to Beyond Band of Brothers. There's a lot of overlap between the Winters book and the Ambrose book (and thus the film), of course, but Winters offers a different perspective on some of the Band of Brothers events. Ambrose focused on the enlisted man's view mostly. Winters brings in the wider picture he had as an officer and unit commander. To my mind it adds some nice depth and color to the story of Easy Company.

Throughout the book Winters expounds on his views of leadership, which is definitely a worthwhile addition to my mind. He was very highly regarded by those who served under him, so clearly there is something worth absorbing. At the end of the book, Winters has brought all those thoughts together in what he calls "Leadership at the Point of the Bayonet - Ten Principles for Success", which I thought very well done. This, to my mind, is what makes this book more than just another man's view on events.
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