A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.
The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a continent to discover just what made the Band of Brothers special. Accompanied by his friend Forrest Guth, an easy Company veteran on his final tour in Europe, Alexander explores the living history of the places where American soldiers went into action, and reveals what makes this story so meaningful for us today. Part travelogue, part historical perspective, In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers is an unforgettable memorial to the men who fell in action, and a tribute to the veterans who are still with us.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Larry Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for more than a decade, winning numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He grew up on the same street in the same town as Major Dick Winters, three decades later.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Journey Begins-Toccoa and Currahee 7
Chapter 2 "A Nice, Quiet Little Town"-Aldbourne, Wiltshire 37
Chapter 3 Littlecote and Lardy Cakes-Final Preparations 57
Chapter 4 "We Were All Scared to Death"-D-day 69
Chapter 5 "… An Absolute Minefield of Varying Accounts"-The Assault at Brecourt Manor 95
Chapter 6 "The Americans Have Done Everything for Us Here"-Utah Beach to Carentan 119
Chapter 7 "The Situation Is Normal. We're Surrounded."-Operation Market Garden 153
Chapter 8 The Stuff of Legends-The Island 183
Chapter 9 "NUTS"-Bastogne 201
Chapter 10 "Hell, All of Us Wanted to Quit"-Foy to Rachamps 237
Chapter 11 A Personal Pilgrimage-The Story of Another Easy Company 265
Chapter 12 Haguenau-Setting the Record Straight 281
Epilogue: Their Echo Will Never Fade 293
A Tribute: Forrest "Goody" Guth, 1921-2009 305
What People are Saying About This
"Dietz provides an impressive, respectful rendering of this walk in the footsteps of Easy Company soldiers." -Library Journal Starred Audio Review