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Beyond Band of Brothers The war memoirs of Major Dick Winters

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ISBN13:

9780425208137

ISBN10:
0425208133
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/7/2006
Publisher(s):
Berkley Hardcover
List Price: $24.95

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Summary

They were called Easy Company-but their mission was never easy. Immortalized the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150 percent casualties while liberating Europe-an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Dick Winters was their legendary commander. This is his story-told in his own words for the first time.

Author Biography

Major Dick Winters took over command of Easy Company, an elite airborne unit, when its commander was killed after parachuting into France on D-Day. Winters continued to lead the outfit now immortalized as the Band of Brothers during the liberation of Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Col. Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army (Ret.), the author of five books, is an Army veteran, military historian, and the president of his own leadership consulting firm.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface ix
Prologue xiii
Part I: Band of Brothers
1. Beginnings
3(12)
2. There Is Nothing Easy in Easy Company
15(20)
3. From Benning to Shanks
35(14)
4. Old Beyond My Years
49(28)
Part II: In the time of Achilles
5. Day of Days
77(20)
6. Carentan
97(20)
7. Holland
117(18)
8. The Island
135(16)
Part III: In War's Dark Crucible
9. Interlude
151(16)
10. Surrounded Again
167(26)
11. The Final Patrols
193(16)
12. Victory
209(18)
Part IV: Finding Peace After a Lifetime of War
13. Occupation
227(18)
14. Coming Home
245(18)
15. Steve Ambrose Slept Here
263(20)
16. Reflections
283(10)
Leadership at the Point of a Bayonet 293(2)
Index 295


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