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Essential reading for those who enjoyed Band of Brothers,
This review is from: Band of Brothers (Paperback)
Stephen Ambrose has been fortunate to latch onto the true heroes he found in the 101st Airborne. The material he's got from them makes the book gripping stuff, the pseudo-academic take he puts on it halts the flow somewhat. (He mentions a railway line to the South West of Carentan - on my map it goes due West and North West). All the British soldiers in it seem to have gone to public school and whenever Dick Winters view of the US army doesn't coincide with Ambrose's, Ambrose seems to be right.
What I'd prefer is a biography of inspirational men like Richard Winters, not Ambrose's personal take on World War II. When the book is dealing with Easy Company it's totally emersing, but his general view of World War II is slanted and this undermines the veracity of what he's saying about Easy.
Does anyone know of a biography of Richard Winters...?