Monte Lamb's Reviews > Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers

Biggest Brother by Larry Alexander
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Feb 03, 11

bookshelves: world-war-ii
Read in February, 2011

This book filled in a lot of information about Major Dick Winters who famously led THE BAND OF BROTHERS in the book and television series. It is impossible for me to read anything about Major Winters without feeling awe and admiration for him and how he handled himself in the war. This book is not nearly so well written as BAND OF BROTHERS but it does fill in a lot of details about his personal life before and after the war. It brings several things together from the earlier book, particularly his relationship with Lewis Nixon. Also, it goes into detail on how the book and tv series came about and Winters participation in both. He was quite forceful on having somethings changed in the tv series, but felt that it was a very good job of portraying how the men fought and lived during the war.
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Linda Clemens We'll have to add this to our 'to read' list. We watched some but not all of Band of Brothers so we are currently re-watching the whole series. I'm sure you watched The Pacific? We did that before Christmas and then read the books by (or about) Basilone, Sledge and Lucky. You're right--these men were amazing in what they were able to do. We've thoroughly enjoyed both the series and the books.


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