Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
ISBN 9781101207574 | 320 pages | 02 Oct 2007 | Berkley | 18 - AND UP
Summary of Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends Summary of Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends Reviews for Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends An Excerpt from Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
Tom Hanks introduces the “remarkable”(Publishers Weekly) story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.“[A] must-read for anyone who enjoyed Band of Brothers.”
William “Wild Bill” Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. The crack unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden. Both men fought side by side—until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and take Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest hideout. United by their experience, they reconnected at the war’s end and have been best friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.
“[An] irresistible story…relentlessly gripping.”
To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication
Please alert me via email when: