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Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story

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ISBN13: 9780425224366
ISBN10: 0425224368
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Tom Hanks introduces the ?remarkable?(Publishers Weekly) 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. The crack 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 men 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 take Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest hideout. United by their experience, they reconnected at the war?s end and have been best 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.

Synopsis:

Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and World War II soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," in this work that is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms--and to all those who fought for freedom.

About the Author

William“Wild Bil” Guarnere and Edward“Bab” Heffron were both portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Robyn Post has been a professional journalist for 13 years and profiled the two men for Philadelphia Magazine.

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Brian Grouhel, November 30, 2014 (view all comments by Brian Grouhel)
This book caught my eye with the title and the names of the authors. Wild Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron. Having read the book by Stephen Ambrose and seen the HBO series, both titled Band Of Brothers, I was familiar with those two names. Both played prominent parts in all the actions of Easy Company from before the D-Day airborne jumps up until the end of the war in Europe.

This book tells the story of Easy through the eyes of these two close friends. Wild Bill who was there from the beginning and Babe who joined in a few months later as a replacement. They relate a stark tale of war from a front line viewpoint. Something few people can get to talk about much less imagine. They show a great dedication to their cause and all their actions relate to only one purpose. Staying alive to see tomorrow and helping your buddies to do the same thing.

This book is well written and very engaging. Many passages read like an enthralling novel. If you have seen the show and maybe read the original book by Ambrose then you will enjoy and discover some facts you weren't aware of by the time you wander through these two soldier's story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425224366
Author:
Guarnere, William
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
With:
Post, Robyn
Author:
Heffron, Edward "Babe"
Author:
Guarnere, William "Wild Bill"
Author:
Post, Robyn
Author:
Heffron, Edward
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United states
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.12x5.86x.85 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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