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In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth

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A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of "Biggest Brother."
The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a
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Published May 1st 2010 by New American Library (first published January 1st 2010)
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Any fan of the 'Band of Brothers' will be rewarded by reading this book.

I read this at the same time I read A Company of Heroes by Marcus Brotherton and they work very well together, as I mentioned in my review of that book.

This is a travelogue and history of the 'Band of Brothers' experiences in World War II Europe enriched by the memories of Forrest Guth, who accompanied the author to most of the places covered. I really enjoyed the then-and-now approach to each location and the clarifying of
I've read Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers novel, and the two memoirs from Dick Winters, so I was already familiar with much of the material here. I like reading about the same situations from another another source, and this book was from the perspective of Easy Company veteran Forrest Guth. The book's style is quite unique: the pacing interchanges from Forrest's recollection of the war 60 years ago, to the current road trip he and the book's author Larry Alexander were on at the time. It see ...more
Robert Clancy
This modern day archeological trip to the battle fields of Europe with a soldier who was there brings you to the battle sites of WWII as they were then and as they are now. The focus of this trip is to return with an aging veteran of the 101st Airborne Division - the Screaming Eagles - who was also part of Easy Company, the famous "Band of Brothers". As one of the last living members, this 86 year old travels to the major battle sites and relates each battle fought by his comrades from Normandy ...more
An interesting perspective as the author (Larry Alexander) returns to the scenes of several Easy Company battles along with Sgt. Forrest Guth, an Easy veteran.
Ryan Witalison
A must read for fans of the Band of Brothers, Larry Alexander uses a trip with his friend and Easy Company Vet Sgt. Forest Guth to many of their battlefields to tell the real story behind the Band of Brothers. Including the fact it was Forest Guth who went on the famous Last Patrol and not David Webster as seen in the miniseries. The Book does not cover the company's time in Germany as Sgt. Guth was awarded a 30 day pass in late March and was in the US visiting friends and Family when the war in ...more
A Smith
A must read revisiting of Easy Company and the 506th of the Famed 101st.

This has a great twist as the author brought members of E Company all the way from England, Europe until the end of hostilities in WWII.

Every site where E Co fired a shot and engaged the enemy is visited and recounted.

It's amazing and chilling especially in the forests where Easy dug in and the trenches where they dug in we're still there after all these years. One site was completely undisturbed except for weather after
The author seemed to be regurgiitating information that was already out there. I found it informative but......
I enjoyed this travel back to the battlefields of Easy Company. Forrest Guth of Easy Company accompanied Larry Alexander to Europe and shared insights and thoughts about each place. Larry also included several of the other veterans' comments about places and paratroopers which he gathered from their own published stories.

As a fan of Band of Brothers I wanted to watch the series again with these thoughts and details in mind.

I will definitely have to add to my reading list Biggest Brother: The Lif
This book is part travelogue and part war story as author Larry Alexander goes through France and Holland with Easy Company member Forrest Guth. He goes to the major engagements that the company participated in and tells the story of what happened and then he tells how the town or village is in the present time. Good read.
Karen Thompson
A great addition to the Band of Brothers legacy. It was interesting to hear this soldiers take on each of the campaigns and a sober reminder of the sacrifice made for the freedom and way of life enjoyed by so many throughout the world because of the brave tenacity of the Americans' role in WWII. Great read!
 Dr. Michael Galvin
Larry Alexander revisits the battle grounds of Easy Company with Easy Company Sergeant Forrest Guth. A good companion book to Ambrose's Band Of Brothers but I recommend reading the Ambrose book first.
Ken Jacobs
Very good read. The author travels back to the battlefields of the group of paratroopers made famous by the Band of Brothers miniseries. A veteran paratrooper acts as his guide.
Very poignant book. I truly enjoyed the mix of history and present day stories of the author and one of the men of East Company as they toured battlefield sites.
A great addition to all the other Band of Brothers books. Filled in a lot of gaps in the stories as well as told new stories. Definitely worth reading.
Don Weidinger
to be the best, hog gut trenches, 24 cemeteries 15 countries, 9K Omaha 300 brothers 4 women 1500 mia 300 unknown, 35 over 300 in all tactics by easy company.
Kurt Thonnings
Good account of these now well-known men. Dick Winters just recently died. Ahhhh. And the marchers in the parades grow less and less
I liked this book, it is a good travelogue and I found all parts of it to be interesting, easy to read and entertaining.
It was okay but really didn't add any additional information to the story of Easy company.
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Larry Alexander is a journalist and military historian who has written a number of books about World War II, most notably about Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Easy Company was made famous principally by Stephen Ambrose's book, Band of Brothers, and the television miniseries of that name.

For over a decade, Alexander has been a columnist for the "Intelligencer Journal"
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