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Band of Brothers New Edition narrates the story of Easy Company which is part of the U.S Army's 506th Airborne Division. This fearsome company is described to have braved their way through the Bulge, Arnhem, and Bastogne. They even managed to capture Hitler's Eagle Nest, Berchtesgaden.
Stephen Ambrose narrates the journey these soldiers take from their training in Georgia to the glorious victories. This band of soldiers was part of various dangerous assignments and went through the most violent and deadly wars. Band of Brothers New Edition contains various interviews of the war survivors including their letters and journals. The focus of the book remains on the real American heroes.
About Stephen E. Ambrose
An American biographer and historian, Stephen Ambrose had written several bestselling novels on American history.
His published works include Upton And The Army, Halleck: Lincoln's Chief Of Staff, Eisenhower And Berlin, and Nixon: The Education Of A Politician. He had also written several other works on Nixon like Nixon: The Triumph Of A Politician.
He was born on January 10th, 1936, Illinois. He had majored in history from Louisiana State University. He was a professor of history at the University of New Orleans. He has written extensively on the Civil War and World War II. His book, Band of Brothers, was adapted into a mini-series by HBO in which he was the executive producer.
In 2002, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and he died at the age of 66.