Jul 27, 2010

Citizen Soldiers

Over the last few weeks I've been watching the Ken Burns documentary: The War. My grandfather, an American infantryman in the European Theater of Operations makes World War II of special interest to me. I can't explain why, but I feel a deeply rooted connection to the soldiers that fought in this war; a war I feel was actually worth fighting, as opposed to today's war. One of the best books I've picked up on the subject is Stephen Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers. There are so many amazing stories that I never would have heard about without this book. Stories of courage, sacrifice, guts, ingenuity and humor told by the soldiers that made it home. I'll have to give a full report on this book when I finish it.

3 comments:

Whitney Erin said...

Stephen Ambrose is a credible historian as well as an extremely talented author. I love to read his books, even when they aren't written about something I am typically interested. Looking forward to hearing your review of this one :)

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ABG said...

nice write up

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