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Book Review I Authors Background Stephen E Ambrose was born in 1936 He grew up in Whitewater Wisconsin Ambrose has two brothers named Harry and Bill Harry is two years older and Bill is two years younger Ambroses father was a navy doctor in the Pacific His mother worked in a Pea Cannery Ambrose has a wife named Moira Buckley Ambrose They both have five kids Ambrose went to the University of Wisconsin He started as a premed but then switched to American History Through the years of 1960 1995 he was a full-time professor at the University of New Orleans Rutgers Kansas State Naval War College and UC Berkeley Ambrose wrote a book on the biography of Eisenhower because Eisenhower asked him to become his biographer After all his wonderful work as a professor and writer Ambrose retired on May of 1995 I do think Ambrose was qualified to write this book He was around when the war occurred and he majored in American History II Synopsis of Book The book is about the horrifying history of Easy Company Easy Company contained 147 members The book takes us along Easy Companys trip from their difficult training to Utah Beach on D-Day In the beginning the book takes us through the formation of Easy Company in the summer of 1942 The men were kind of young some started off from the age of eighteen They trained in Georgia and learned the rigors of jumping from airplanes Their first training was basically physical training Their second training was weapon training They learned how to use the weapons They also learned how to take the weapons apart and put them back together The men went through torture mainly because of Captain Sobel He made their training seem long and tough Sobel left and then came in Winters Winters was considered as the Hero All that training had its purpose It made the men
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