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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit
[Book Thread] July [R]2 years, 8 months agoBoreshot78 posted submission on FCJbookclub.
Aug. 1, 2017
Hey ho, summer is rounding the final stretch, so let's reminisce about the glory days of last month. What did you read? Was it any good? Are you looking for recommendations? Did you get one from someone here in months past? Are you looking forward to a new fall release? Let's talk about it.
Aug. 1, 2017
I read a lot of war history. This month I knocked out 3 solid books.
Band of Brothers I really enjoyed this book even though the war is a bit romanticized.
With The Old Breed a very in-depth document of the war in the Pacific from E.B. Sledge, a Marine mortarman.
We stand Alone Together, Band of Brothers: (2001) - Documentary "This is the story about Easy company during the second world war. The company on which the HBO tV show 'Band of Brothers' is based on..." [R]3 years, 3 months agoDec. 28, 2016
Dec. 28, 2016
The book is really good too. https://www.amazon.com/Band-Brothers-Regiment-Airborne-Normandy/dp/074322454X
I'd have to say that the HBO mini series is probably one of the best things ever made.
What was the best series that only aired 1 season/series. [R]3 years, 6 months agomasonzero9 posted submission on television.
Sept. 23, 2016
Added series and season for my American and British co-redditors.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Jack and Bobby.
Commander in Chief.
Limitless (just discovered and sad).
Freaks and Geeks.
Alguém interessado em Segunda Guerra pode me sugerir livros? [R]4 years, 1 month agoFeb. 21, 2016
Feb. 21, 2016
Cara, depende. Eu li sobre a Easy Company (101st Airborne - Saltaram na Normandia 6 horas antes da invasão para neutralizar as forças alemãs no oeste da França ocupada)
E também a história do 3º Batalhão da 101. São 3 volumes e se chamam:
Livro 2: Market Garden -> Holanda - Maior operação com saltos de paraquedistas na guerra (que deu errado) - Deliver Us From Darkness: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment during Market Garden
Livro 3: Estágio final da guerra quando os solados vão até o Ninho da Àguia, nos Alpes Austríacos -> Casa de Chá de Hitler: No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden
Tem os alemães também, mas só em inglês você vai achar.
Siga minha página no facebook -> História Militar Online e o site www.historiamilitaronline.com.br
As vezes a equipe posta dicas de livros.
If you had a friend or Family member who was not into World War 2 history, what would be the one book that you would get the to read to get them interested in the topic? [R]4 years, 1 month agoFeb. 4, 2016
Looking for books that's like american sniper [R]4 years, 2 months agoPrivateCaboose posted submission on suggestmeabook.
Jan. 12, 2016
looking for military books
What books most accurately portray soldiering on the front lines of war? [R]4 years, 5 months agoOct. 7, 2015
Oct. 7, 2015
This scene from Band of Brothers always tears me up. [R]5 years agoBrettweiser posted submission on videos.
March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015
If you like the series, you should read the book:
Looking for a book of firsthand accounts of WWII [R]5 years, 2 months agoSorrowLegend posted submission on suggestmeabook.
Dec. 31, 2014
After reading American Sniper and Unbreakable, I've found that I really enjoy autobiographical accounts of war. So now I am looking for a book that tells the story of World War Two in a similar way. Ideally it would be in chronological order and really be a timeline of the war but told using first hand accounts.
So far I've found The Good War by Studs Terkel, but I would like something that isn't as much about the American perspective, but the war in general.
Dec. 31, 2014
I want to add onto this by recommending Band of Brothers. It's an HBO series based on the book by Stephen Ambrose, which is based on the story of Easy Company throughout the European Theater. I highly recommend the show (produced by Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks) and the book.
Richard Winters, real life leader of the 'Band of Brothers' aka Easy Company [R]5 years, 10 months agoNightHawkHat posted submission on pics.
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
If you liked the series, read the book.
The morning after reading what the men of Easy Company went through in the Battle of the Bulge I ran ten miles on soft sand. I'm not a runner. It hurt. But damn if I was going to go easy on myself after learning what those men went through.
How Accurate is HBO's Band of Brothers? [R]5 years, 10 months agoMay 7, 2014
I've watched Band of Brothers through a half dozen times, because I think it's great entertainment. I've "learned" a bit about WWII from watching it, but I want to know how accurate it is. There are a few dimensions of this:
- Macro-level developments of the war
- Mid-level developments of Easy Company
- Uniforms, weapons, language...
- Interpersonal relationships between and depictions of the real people
May 7, 2014
The show closely follows Band of Brothers by Steven Ambrose. Ambrose wrote the book off of oral histories from the men of Easy company. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the show.
In general, Band of Brothers did a very good job with getting the uniforms and equipment correct.
The 506th PIR would have landed in Normandy with the M42 Jumpsuit, brown Corcoran jump boots, and the M2 Helmet. For Market Garden, the 101st was re-equipped with the M43 field uniform with trousers modified to have large pockets. Replacements would be issued "double buckle boots", so it's common to see soldiers wearing a mix of jump boots and the double buckles from September 1944 to the end of the war. Riflemen would have been equipped with the M1 Garand(this is mine restored to a 1943 time frame), cartridge belt, and possibly bandoleers that would hold 6 enblocs for the rifle.
I know that Band of Brothers gets those major details right. I would have to give the show a re-watch to give any more specifics than that.
Can someone please recommend some books about WWII [R]5 years, 11 months agocool_hand_lukas posted submission on books.
April 23, 2014
Before and after pics of "Billy Badass" the 93 year old WWII paratrooper who got the jump he wanted. Thanks Reddit! [R]5 years, 11 months agoThomas_Pizza posted submission on pics.
April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014
The book on which the series is based is also great if you haven't read it.
Any great "page turner" books about history ? [R]6 years, 12 months agoverticaljeff posted submission on AskHistorians.
April 1, 2013
I am currently reading Rubicon by Tom Holland. I have almost finished, and I must say, even if I read/heard the story over and over his version is the most captivating one I read. I just end up reading late at night as if I was 12 and I was reading the last Harry Potter.
So what I am asking is, Is there any other history book out there that can compare to Rubicon. I heard a lot of good about The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization, and I guess Tom Holland's other books must be similar, but are there any author or book that are this captivating and well written ?
I know there is a Master Book List but it doesn't indicate the quality of the writing and the style. So here I go asking my question. And I know this question was already asked (kinda) : http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/rwr70/lets_be_positive_what_is_the_best_academic/ but that was 11 months ago. But I believe we are a much bigger community now and the answers might be different
April 1, 2013
These are some history books that can compete with any novel.
Dispatches. Simply, one of the best books ever written.
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. Fascinating account about the aftermath of a momentous event.
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Incredible story about the almost unbelievable experiences of one company of soldiers. No novelist wold have dared write such a tale.
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century. Captivating look at the minutia of daily life in the 1300's.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Eye-opening account about one of the greatest conquerors the world has known, and how surprisingly civilized and progressive he actually was.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. The term epic has been badly cheapened over the last few years. It should be reserved for stories such as this.
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. A remarkable narrative that humanizes the protagonists of one of America's most enduring myths.
Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War. Stunning collection of first-person accounts by Americans involved in that ill-fated and tragic affair.
The Fatal Shore. The Epic of Australia's Founding.. "An extraordinary volume--even a masterpiece--about the early history of Australia that reads like the finest of novels".
Ten Lost Years, 1929-1939: Memories of the Canadians Who Survived the Depression. An oral history of the Depression in Canada. Journalism meets history.
My Country: The Remarkable Past. Proof positive that Canadian history is anything but dull.
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Witness the invention of the "New Journalism" from a seat on the very bus rocketing out of control into the new age, as it caroms off the staid conventions of old-school-reporting. Truly a landmark of social observation. See also The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.
Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. No list of historical prose could be complete without at least one of Hunter S. Thompson's works. While it's true that the veracity of some/most of his writing is suspect, it's also true that no other writer ever quite so firmly grasped the tiger of history by its very scrotum, and then hung on for the ride. His Nixon obituary stands as one of the most scathing political comments of all time, while his commitment to hands-on reporting was perhaps without peer.