Winters, Dick. Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters. American LibraryAssociarion, 2008.
Likewise, Ambrose contrasts the seemingly reluctant admiration for the work ethic of the German people (p.258), with the knowledge that they were also responsible, through their fanatical support of the Nazi party, for the piles of countless innocent civilian victims of the concentration camps that Easy Company liberated on their march into Germany (p.257).
Band of Brothers left me with a much greater understanding for the personal realities of mechanized warfare. At the same time, the book detailed the historic battles of the most important single war in modern history in a way that I appreciated much more than reading about some of the same events the way they are presented in History textbooks. In the mind of this reader, that is perhaps Stephen Ambrose's greatest contribution to the study and appreciation of History. I would recommend the book very highly, especially to readers who may find traditional academic texts about World War II boring, as well as to those who sometimes wonder what the significance is of learning about wars that took place more than half a century ago.
Band of Brothers left this reader with a much greater understanding for the relevance of World War II and how different the world we know today would be but for the heroism of the millions of men who answered the call to duty to prevent the Nazis from conquering the entire Western World and from unleashing the horrors of fascism and racial extermination in the United States, which would likely have, eventually, fallen under German (and Japanese) occupation had the Allies failed to liberate Europe in 1945. I plan to read several of Stephen Ambrose's other books about World War II, and someday, I also hope to visit the author's D-Day Museum in New Orleans.