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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Wintersby Richard D. Winters
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A firsthand chronicle of United States Marine Corpsand#8217; actions in the Pacific
Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack, through battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they foundand#151;and lostand#151;and the aftermath of the warand#8217;s impact on their lives.
With unprecedented access to the veterans, rare photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatumand#151;whose exploits were featured in the HBOand#174; miniseries, The Pacificand#151;and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.
and#160;Includes rare photos!
Now in paperback! The New York Times bestseller and war memoir from the commander of the legendary Band of Brothers??now with a new preface from Dick Winters.
They were called Easy Company?but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150% casualties while liberating Europe?an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Winner of the Distinguished Service Cross, Dick Winters was their legendary commander. This is his story?told in his own words for the first time.
On D-Day, Winters assumed leadership of the Band of Brothers when its commander was killed and led them through the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany?by which time each member had been wounded. Based on Winters?s wartime diary, Beyond Band of Brothers also includes his comrades? untold stories. This is a moving memoir by the man who earned the love and respect of Easy Company?and who is a hero to new generations worldwide.
About the Author
Major Dick Winters was the commander of the Band of Brothers in WWII, leading his men through the Battle of the Bulge. Cole C. Kingseed is an Army veteran and an author on military and corporate leadership. H‛s the president of his own leadership consulting firm.
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