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Thursday, August 01, 2013

 

History Buffs Read Band of Brothers for August


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History Buffs, the library's newest book discussion group, meets on Thursday, August 15th at 6:30, to discuss Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose.  Copies of the book are available at the Upper Level Circulation Desk.

This group will continue to meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, and will be lead by Dale Wright.

About the Book
Ambrose (Pegasus Bridge) narrates in vivid detail the adventures, misadventures, triumphs and tragedies of a single U.S. Army infantry company over its span of organizational life. Formed in July 1944 and deactivated in November 1945, E Company was one of the most successful light infantry units in the European theater. Its troops saw their first action on D-Day behind the Normandy beachhead, took part in Operation Market Garden in Holland, held the perimeter around Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and were the first to reach Hitler's Bavarian outpost at Berchtesgaden. The book is enlivened with pertinent comments by veterans of "Easy Company,'' who recall not only the combat action but their relations with their officers (one company commander was a petty tyrant of the worst type, but his oppressive ways had much to do with the unit's impressive esprit de corps ) and their impressions of the countries through which they campaigned (hated the French, loved the Germans). This is a terrific read for WW II actions buffs. (from Publishers Weekly)

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