Berkley Books (Div. of Penguin USA)
December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the stick is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the Americans with the squeeze of a trigger...
A gripping, true story of an unprecedented act of chivalry and mercy in a merciless war, that would change the two pilots' lives forever, and send each man on a post-war search for the other.
If Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division was truly a Band Of Brothers, then Major Richard D. Winters, their commander, was the Biggest Brother.
Coming from a humble background in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and strongly influenced by a mother raised in the pacifist Mennonite traditions, Dick Winters emerged as one of the finest junior officers to serve on the front line during World War II in Europe. Read more
They were America’s smallest, elite fighting force. The 6th U.S. Army Special Reconnaissance Unit, code-named the Alamo Scouts, were the eyes and ears for Gen. Douglas McArthur during his drive through the Southwest Pacific on his way back to the Philippines.
Never numbering more than 138 men, the all-volunteer Alamo Scouts were gleaned from the best men the U.S. Army had to offer. Read more
Through the epic war chronicle Band of Brothers, an entirely new generation of Americans learned of the heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie of the soldiers who served, fought, and died in Easy Company during World War II.
Now, on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe, Larry Alexander returns to the very battlefields that made Easy Company a legend. Read more