The Emmy-Award winning HBO min-series Band of Brothers tells the true story of an American paratrooper regiment that fought in World War II. Based on the book by historian Stephen E. Ambrose of the same name, Band of Brothers touched the hearts of millions of people and became a huge success. The soldiers of Easy Company were presented to the world as a highly trained, tight-knit group who managed to endure the horrors of war through their bond with one another. The mini-series began each episode with interviews with the surviving soldiers of Easy Company who give their own personal accounts of their experiences and hardships. Their leader and fellow soldier, Major Dick Winters, was one of those survivors.
In 2006, Major Winters decided to fill in some of the gaps that Ambrose and the series had left behind by writing his own personal memoirs, Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters. Although Winters had worked closely with Stephen Ambrose, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the Band of Brothers book and mini-series, Winters felt there were just too many untold stories and details that he felt the need to share with the world (and the world was asking for them as well!).
This book recounts the intense training, hard-fought battles, post-war times, and eventually the making and success of Band of Brothers (both series and book). This time, the stories are coming directly from Winters himself on a very personal level while he also recounts stories from fellow soldiers in his regiment. Going on his memory as well as military records and diaries, Major Winters brings another chapter into the fascinating and inspiring story of him and his men. The war memoirs of Major Dick Winters are a wonderful addition to Easy Company’s legacy of courage, heroism, and above all friendship with one another.