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Publisher's Summary

Tom Hanks wrote the introduction to this rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army - members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. 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.
Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms - and to all those who fought for freedom.
©2007 William Guarnere, Edward Heffron, and Robyn Post (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By danny lawrence on 02-07-08

An instant favorite

I have seen the HBO mini series and listened to the Band of Brothers and Beyond Band of Brothers audio books so I had to give this one a try. I loved it cover to cover. Rarely does a book evoke smiles, laughs and tears like this one did. Even if they dont think so, these men are heroes along with all the others who served and especially the ones who never returned.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 12-23-07

The Band of Brothers up close

Takes you inside the Band of Brother's easy company. The book tells many back stories of events in the well known HBO mini-series. Told through the eyes of two of the series real life characters, it gives the enlisted man's viewpoint.
While it does get preachy and politically simplistic in parts, it is undoubtably the view of these men and I respect them.
The narration is okay but does get a bit difficult to follow as it switches from one character to the other.
It also tells what happened in later life to many of the lesser characters we met in the mini-series.

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