Saturday, April 26, 2008

No. 10 - Beyond Band of Brothers

by Major Dick Winters

Started: April 26
Finished: May 5

Notes: If you have not watched the HBO series "Band of Brothers" about Easy Company in World War II, I suggest you run right out and rent the series on DVD, or record it the next time it is on. It is, in my opinion, one of the most accurate and best captures of warfare on the screen. This book from Major Dick Winters, one of Easy Company's top officers, tells many of the tales from his point of view.

Mini review: As expected, an excellent book. Major Winters has a nice style of writing, almost folksy, as if you are listening to your grandfather telling old war tales. I got the impression that if you weren't familiar with the people and story, you might be a bit lost early on, but fortunately I'm familiar enough with the history here. I recommend this to anyone interested in not only military and World War II history, but to anyone interested in studying leadership and character.

1 comment:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Looking forward to hearing about this one, too!