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Beyond Band of Brothers

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Beyond Band of Brothers

The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
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In war, great commanders lead soldiers into hell to do the impossible.

They were called Easy Company—but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered huge casualties while liberating Europe in an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters led them through the Battle of the Bulge, the attack on Foy—where Easy Company reached its breaking point—and finally into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. Outside Munich, they liberated an S.S. death camp and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat.

Beyond Band of Brothers is Winters's memoir, based on his wartime diary, but it also includes his comrades' untold stories. Only Winters was present from the activation of Easy Company until the war's end. This is their story, told in his words for the first time.

In war, great commanders lead soldiers into hell to do the impossible.

They were called Easy Company—but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered huge casualties while liberating Europe in an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters led them through the Battle of the Bulge, the attack on Foy—where Easy Company reached its breaking point—and finally into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. Outside Munich, they liberated an S.S. death camp and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat.

Beyond Band of Brothers is Winters's memoir, based on his wartime diary, but it also includes his comrades' untold stories. Only Winters was present from the activation of Easy Company until the war's end. This is their story, told in his words for the first time.

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  • Major Dick Winters was born in Pennsylvania in 1918 and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1941. Released from military service in November 1945, he returned briefly to active duty during the Korean War, then spent his life on a small Pennsylvania farm and was a successful businessman.

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  • AudioFile Magazine As the real-life person played by Tom Hanks in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," Major Winters recounts his experiences as a soldier, describing his own conduct as a lesson in leadership. His accounts of his training to become a paratrooper and the deadly action in France and Germany after D-Day of WWII chronicle an important conflict in American history. Tom Weiner narrates in a deep, youthful voice that is easy to imagine as that of a forceful and charismatic Army officer. He pronounces French cities perfectly (except for Reims) but says the German cities as an American would. The narration complements the memories to create a captivating and chilling account. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
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