We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

by Marcus Brotherton

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Overview

From Marcus Brotherton, co-author of Call of Duty, comes a new collection of untold stories from the Band of Brothers.

They were the men of the now-legendary Easy Company. After almost two years of hard training, they parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and, later, Operation Market Garden. They fought their way through Belgium, France, and Germany, survived overwhelming odds, liberated concentration camps, and drank a victory toast in April 1945 at Hitler's hideout in the Alps.

Here, revealed for the first time, are stories of war, sacrifice, and courage as experienced by one of the most revered combat units in military history.

In We Who Are Alive and Remain, twenty men who were there and are alive today—and the families of three deceased others—recount the horrors and the victories, the bonds they made, the tears and blood they shed...and the brothers they lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425234198
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 98,981
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He is the author of the national bestsellers A Company of HeroesWe Who Are Alive and Remain, and the coauthor of Call of Duty with Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Perspective xvii

1 A Future That Nobody Could Prepare Us For 1

2 Young Lions, East 5

3 Young Lions, West 21

4 The Day Everything Changed 29

5 Cutting Teeth at Toccoa 44

6 How the Rest of Us Trained 64

7 Aboard the Samaria, Toccoa Men 80

8 Atlantic Crossings, Replacements 84

9 Aldbourne: Calm Before the Storm 92

10 A Bad Day for a Lot of Young Men 97

11 Fighting in Normandy 101

12 The Battle of Carentan 115

13 R&R in England 123

14 The Fight of Our Lives in Holland 125

15 Defending the Island 134

16 Respite in Mourmelon 139

17 Frozen Hell 143

18 Blood 156

19 Enemy Across the River 165

20 Meeting a Defeated Aggressor 172

21 Toasting Victory 177

22 Last Duties in Austria 183

23 Coming Home 190

24 Lives in Freedom 199

25 Thoughts on Heroism 224

Epilogue: Those Who Have Been Given Much 233

Memories of My Father 237

Herbert Sobel Michael Sobel 239

Robert Burr Smith C. Susan Finn 249

George Luz Sr. Lana Luz Miller George Luz Jr. 261

Appendices 271

Index 283

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"George Wilson distinguishes the men with varying accents, tone, and pacing. He melds their individual stories into a blend that flows easily." —-AudioFile

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