- Verlag: Random House Audio; Auflage: Abridged (25. September 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0553528742
- ISBN-13: 978-0553528749
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11 x 2 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 11 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.878.011 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy (World War II Library) (Englisch) Hörkassette – Gekürzte Ausgabe, Audiobook
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"A fascinating tale of personal combat...portrays the courage, endurance, initiative and fighting qualities of an American soldier on a European battlefield of World War II."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I have read a lot of books on the experience of combat from both World Wars, and this is by a longshot the best. Without qualification."
-- Stephen E. Ambrose (from the Foreword)
A Military Book Club Selection
"Without false heroics, everything is here, man's cruelty and kindness under stress, fear and courage, hope and despair."
Donald R.Burgett Seven Roads To Hell
A screaming eagle at Bastogne "A marvelous book."
-- Stephen E. Ambrose
"A stirring combat memoir."
-- Kirkus Reviews
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From the Paperback edition.
In this second volume of an extraordinarily vivid and dramatic trilogy, Donald R. Burgett, a former paratrooper of the 101st Division, recalls his experiences of Normandy landings and the ensuing battle through northern France.' -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Donald Burgett (101st Airborne, 1st Batallion 506th, A Company) describes the Airborne training in a much more realistic (not to say un-glorious) way than Ambrose ever did. He is an excellent observer, who seldom gives a funny anecdote - but IF he does, you have to be careful not to fall from the chair. Because of the circumstances in training, he never makes friends until he is put into Able Company in England and begins training for D-Day.
His experiences at and after D-Day don't take too much pages. Since he wrote his memoirs backwards (after the war), those memories were the most distant (and perhaps difficult) for him. What makes the book so special to read, is Burgetts view of things. It's like a completely straight ride with a camera, which catches something, but if it is out of its visual angles, it doesn't track this thing, but steadily rides forward.
The style of writing in chapter 3 (D-Day +) is sometimes a bit incoherently, but given the circumstances, understandable.
Great book!! Buy and enjoy it.
There Mr. Burgett sees a perfect plan of invasion falling into shambles. After the Jump the invasion is pure Chaos. Cut off from his comerades without a clue where he has landed Mr. Burgett united with other soldiers and together they started their own little war to accomlish what they had been ordered to do and to restore contact to their fellows. What sounds ridiculous is a true story and all but ridiculous - it is terryfing - it is war. Due to the initiative of many of theese brave little groups trying to find out where they are and trying to find their fellows and keeping up with the objectives this part of the invasion was turned into success.
Reading the rather "cold" desription of the things he did or saw one might think Mr. Burgett was extremly cold blooded. But going deeper one gets a glimpse of what war relly means and one starts to wonder how these young "boys" where able to stand this hell. And more than one time one asks, as Mr. Burgett does, how could he, how could anyone stay alive in this hail of bullets and grenades.
The book shows also that war is not only bloody - it means also being dirty, hungry, thirsty, afraid, wet and cold.
If you want to know what the invasion was like, what war is like. Well sit down and listen to a veteran - it is worth reading every word.
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I have thought about this book for years. I read it at some point in the past- probably in the early seventies when I was in middle school or HS- and to this day I remember it as... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. April 2000 veröffentlicht
This book is a great example of the transformation that can befall a young man to be turned from an every-day kid to a lethal killing-machine. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 25. März 2000 veröffentlicht
Wow It's hard to believe I will be able to get my hands on this book. I have been serching for 18 years to have this book again. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Januar 2000 von Jbongo
I read this book back in the 70's, I must have checked this book out of the libary at least a half a dozen times. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 9. Januar 2000 von Mark Fowler
Burgett's first work Currahee is a great accomplishment of WWII writing only exceeded by his second book "Seven Roads to Hell. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. Januar 2000 von Douglas L Graham
I read Currahee! for the first time as a teenager in the early 1970s then a second time just after touring Normandy in 1975. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 30. Oktober 1999 von G.H. Johnson
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