A Profile in Courage & Leadership

Bbob I wrote in a post last week that I’ve been absorbing some truths about leadership from watching the HBO Miniseries Band of Brothers once again.

This past weekend I was away with my family for the weekend. My wife and I both enjoy losing ourselves in bookstores. Thanks to her sharp baby blues, she spotted the book Beyond Band of Brothers which is the war memoirs of Major Dick Winters, leader in Easy Company and one of the main characters in the Ambrose book and the HBO miniseries. The book retells Winters’ story from his war diary, personal recollections and a large amount of material that Stephen Ambrose had collected but left out of his book. The book is fascinating. If you enjoyed the book or mini-series – this is well worth a read.

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  4 comments for “A Profile in Courage & Leadership

  1. June 28, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Tom, Band of Brothers is one of my favorites. The interviews with the survivors in the DVD set are truely inspiring.
    Now I’m going to have to add this one to my “Must Have” books list. Thanks for letting me know about it. 🙂

  2. June 28, 2006 at 11:54 am

    You’ll enjoy it, Chris. It adds a lot of texture and color to the mini-series by way of background on the men and events that weren’t covered. It will make you appreciate the series even more!

  3. June 28, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Tom, it’s on my list! Have you read Steven Ambrose’s “Citizen Soldiers”? That’s a great one too.

  4. June 29, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Say, isn’t “Citizen Soldiers” the book that you referred to in your post? If so, as that lady on SNL used to say, “never mind”!

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