Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers

Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers

ISBN: 0451218396

ISBN 13: 9780451218391

Publication Date: May 01, 2006

Publisher: Dutton Caliber

Pages: 297

Format: Paperback

Author: Larry Alexander

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The New York Times bestseller that tells the true story of the life of Major Dick Winters, the man who led the Band of Brothers in World War 2.

In every band of brothers, there is always one who looks out for the others.

They were Easy Company, 101st Army Airborne--the World War II fighting unit legendary for their bravery against nearly insurmountable odds and their loyalty to one another in the face of death. Every soldier in this band of brothers looked to one man for leadership, devotion to duty, and the embodiment of courage: Major Dick Winters.

This is the riveting story of an ordinary man who became an extraordinary hero. After he enlisted in the army's arduous new Airborne division, Winters's natural combat leadership helped him rise through the ranks, but he was never far from his men. Decades later, Stephen E. Ambrose's Band of Brothers made him famous around the world.

Full of never-before-published photographs, interviews, and Winters's candid insights, Biggest Brother is the fascinating, inspirational story of a man who became a soldier, a leader, and a living testament to the valor of the human spirit--and of America.