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    Band of Brothers

    I just got done reading the book. Fills in some of the holes the mini series didn't cover. What a great story. I especially enjoyed some of the post war stories about the men.

    One of the survivors who stayed in the military became a big player with the Delta force. He says he's still take the guys he served with in Easy Company first.

    I didn't realilze the bond those guys built was stronger than most acheived by military units.

    I never had the honor to serve in our nations military. My head is tipped to all those who have.


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I just got done reading the book. Fills in some of the holes the mini series didn't cover. What a great story. I especially enjoyed some of the post war stories about the men.

    One of the survivors who stayed in the military became a big player with the Delta force. He says he's still take the guys he served with in Easy Company first.

    I didn't realilze the bond those guys built was stronger than most acheived by military units.

    I never had the honor to serve in our nations military. My head is tipped to all those who have.
    I've probably read the book at least 5 times. Excellent read. It's amazing just how successful many of them ended up being.


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I just got done reading the book. Fills in some of the holes the mini series didn't cover. What a great story. I especially enjoyed some of the post war stories about the men.

    One of the survivors who stayed in the military became a big player with the Delta force. He says he's still take the guys he served with in Easy Company first.

    I didn't realilze the bond those guys built was stronger than most acheived by military units.

    I never had the honor to serve in our nations military. My head is tipped to all those who have.
    I have yet to read the book but the stories of Easy Company are awesome. Those men were true heroes.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Best mini series ever. Period.

    It's so good, in fact, that it tops most movies too. If you have a pair and haven't seen Band of Brothers, then you have ovaries.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    Best mini series ever. Period.

    It's so good, in fact, that it tops most movies too. If you have a pair and haven't seen Band of Brothers, then you have ovaries.

    Agree I will watch "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" over and over again before I will look to anything Holloywood puts out these days.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    If you guys loved the mini-series, read the book. Trust me. I'd also recommend other Stephen Ambrose books, they are well researched and excellent reads. Band of Brothers is by far the best in my opinion, his Lewis and Clark book and his D-Day book are up there too.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    I happened to read the book right before the miniseries came out. Excellent book and movie. I'm really happy that the miniseries was so well done.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by CONEClone View Post
    If you guys loved the mini-series, read the book. Trust me. I'd also recommend other Stephen Ambrose books, they are well researched and excellent reads. Band of Brothers is by far the best in my opinion, his Lewis and Clark book and his D-Day book are up there too.
    Agreed. The best historian I've ever read. I read both Band of Brothers and D-Day my senior year of high school. It's a shame he passed so soon


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    If you enjoyed this book, another good read is Goodbye Darkness by William Manchester. It gives a lot of his experiences and also a well researched account of some of the island fights.


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    Best mini series ever. Period.

    It's so good, in fact, that it tops most movies too. If you have a pair and haven't seen Band of Brothers, then you have ovaries.
    I'd put both The Pacific and John Adams ahead of Band of Brothers, but they're all very, very good. I just preferred how the Pacific focused on a more select group of soldiers. The living conditions in the pacific made the european theatre look like they were living in Hiltons.



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    Quote Originally Posted by burn587 View Post
    I'd put both The Pacific and John Adams ahead of Band of Brothers, but they're all very, very good. I just preferred how the Pacific focused on a more select group of soldiers. The living conditions in the pacific made the european theatre look like they were living in Hiltons.
    I didn't like the Pacific nearly as much. With Band of Brothers, you really felt like you were a part of the company (you get that feeling reading the book too), because you got to know all the people in it even when they weren't the focus of the episode.

    When the Pacific shifts focus between characters, there aren't any continuous supporting characters.


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Read "Pegasus Bridge" by Stephen Ambrose. It's the story of British Glider Troops in the first battle of D-Day.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Never read Band of Brothers, but I love the mini-series. I still need to watch The Pacific though. John Adams is a great series and I'm reading the book right now. David McCullough is one of my favorite authors/narrators and I'm planning to read 1776 next, which HBO is also making into a mini-series. McCullough has a way of immersing you in the time period and making you understand everything more completely.

    You can never go wrong with American History IMO.


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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by burn587 View Post
    I'd put both The Pacific and John Adams ahead of Band of Brothers, but they're all very, very good. I just preferred how the Pacific focused on a more select group of soldiers. The living conditions in the pacific made the european theatre look like they were living in Hiltons.
    After Band of Brothers, the Pacific paled by comparison, IMO. Way too many scenes back home and not enough of the action, IMO.

    On the other hand, I thought Flags of Our Fathers the movie was better than the book. Don't get me wrong, the book was interesting in itself because it spent a lot of time with the survivors of the flag raising before and after the war. But when it was all said and done, I liked that the movie emphasized the action scenes with the personal stories as backdrop to it. Letters From Iwo Jima was better than Flags of Our Fathers though.



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    Re: Band of Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Never read Band of Brothers, but I love the mini-series. I still need to watch The Pacific though. John Adams is a great series and I'm reading the book right now. David McCullough is one of my favorite authors/narrators and I'm planning to read 1776 next, which HBO is also making into a mini-series. McCullough has a way of immersing you in the time period and making you understand everything more completely.

    You can never go wrong with American History IMO.
    1776 is very good also. I really liked John Adams (the miniseries), but haven't read the book yet.



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