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Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers Hardcover – 11 Jul 2008


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Caliber (11 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425219704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425219706
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 352,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Second Platoon was indeed 'blessed' to have Buck Compton as our leader. He was a quiet and strong officer who, above all, listened and talked to all men under his command. I could never say enough to express my thanks and admiration for Buck Compton."
-William "Wild Bill" Guarnere

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Boxtl on 18 Aug 2008
Format: Hardcover
Buck Compton book was not what i thought it would be.There is very little about his wartime experiences,that said he does get his side of events across.His feelings about the men he severed with and under are laid out for the reader.
The section of the book detailing his police and DA work make up for a lack of detail about WW2.
Still a good buy and well worth a read, about a men who stood up to be counted when it mattered.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Liddington on 8 Jun 2008
Format: Hardcover
Let me start by saying that I have tremendous respect for any of the men and women who served in the armed forces during WWII.

However, I think that this book was written on the back of the success of Band of Brothers and the autobiographies of the other Easy Company men that were released around the same time.

On a number of occasions Buck Compton's memories of events are called into question by accounts of others and even himself. Some of his accounts are at opposites with the consensus of the other vets that contributed to Ambrose's book.

However, it was interesting to read the views of a man whose leadership style was quite different to Dick Winters as well as the differences in personality with the likes of Louis Nixon.

The most frustrating thing about Call of Duty is that Compton's accounts of events before, during and after the war frequently leave the reader feeling like the story has been ended just as it became interesting and that surely there must be more.
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By Kelly89 on 23 April 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For so long, the books about Easy Company and the men who served in the 506th have been focused on Richard Winters and his heroism. While he deserves high praise, it's important to remember the rest of the men who fought alongside him, often fighting when he did not. Buck Compton was one of those men and this book is a flawless account of life as an Easy Company soldier. The record is set straight, opinions and comments are replied to and Buck shines through like the hero is truly is. A fabulous read for anyone who considered Band of Brothers to be the reason their love of World War 2 developed.
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Format: Hardcover
The book was interesting you learned what happened after the war and he briefly touched on the war which answers some questions if you've watched the mini series
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