It's an incredible read. One of my favorite books. This man was a hero, and he should be remembered. Mar 26, Leslie rated it it was amazing. Also really liked this memoir. I love reading all the different points of views and personal stories of the men from the st Airborne Division Easy Company. Sgt Don Malarkey has the most continuous days of combat than anyone else in the company and the memories to prove it. I liked reading his opinions of the other men he served with and the differences from the HBO miniseries and the real thing. Recommend to fans of the show.
Jun 17, David rated it really liked it. I "read" this book in its audio CD form, and as such, it is very well performed, as the actor doing the narration captures not only the action taking place but seems to enable us to get to know the real person behind the story, which is very important in a first person narrative. As someone with about 25 yrs of active duty Army experience, I can attest to the verisimilitude with which Sgt.
Malarkey has infused his memoir. What is particularly engaging about this story is that it is about a real I "read" this book in its audio CD form, and as such, it is very well performed, as the actor doing the narration captures not only the action taking place but seems to enable us to get to know the real person behind the story, which is very important in a first person narrative. What is particularly engaging about this story is that it is about a real person in a very real situation which affected a very large proportion of the world and its people; that is to say, it is not just about U.
Don Malarkey was one of those Americans sent to fight the war, and this is his story -- history! Don Malarkey seems to have a keen memory, not only for the events pertaining directly to his service, but also to his early days and growing up, the influences that molded him into the person he was, and how that all played out when he had to go to war.
Because he is so open with his thoughts and feelings, Sgt. Malarkey comes across as a real person and someone we would like to know, as we share not only his battlefield struggles but his personal challenges. Through his story we gain much greater insight into the sacrifices and contributions that he and so many other Americans made when they, as ordinary citizens, answered the call to duty.
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I would heartily recommend this audio experience to anyone of any age, but especially to today's teenagers and the babyboomers as well as those who lived through those dark years. In these days when so many people apparently feel that the United States of America has to profusely apologize for its past actions, you won't find Sgt.
Jun 04, Littlefox rated it it was amazing Shelves: All of which where good, hell better then good That being said, I don't know something about the way Donald G Malarkey tales this story, the honesty about wanting to put a bullet into his foot to just get the hell out of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium made me respect hi Wow what a great book, I've read "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E. That being said, I don't know something about the way Donald G Malarkey tales this story, the honesty about wanting to put a bullet into his foot to just get the hell out of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium made me respect him and this book, not more than the others, but just differently I guess.
BANG to describe the shelling in Bastogne Sep 09, Janell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Giving this book five stars was a no-brainer for me, a huge fan of the miniseries "Band of Brothers. Beyond that, I enjoyed reading more about the background and friendships of these men, and also about a couple of facts that the miniseries changed from the truth nothing big, but interesting all the same.
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I'm looking Giving this book five stars was a no-brainer for me, a huge fan of the miniseries "Band of Brothers. I'm looking forward to reading about Major Dick Winters, the "Biggest Brother" of the Band, and learning more about the "who" behind the "what".
A great read for any fan of WW2. Dec 30, Katy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I really enjoyed listening reading this story not only for the amazingly heroic jobs they did, but because Malarkey is a beautiful writer. I enjoyed Major Winters book loads, but it did seem like a pretty strict narrative of what happened. Malarkey brings in feelings and colors. His story is tragic But I fully appreciate everything he's done. The "band of brothers" are my heroes. Nearly brought me to tears at multiple points. A must-read for anyone with any interest in history. Oct 13, Cassie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I started reading Band of Brothers a week before Donald Malarkey died with plans to finally read his book after nearly ten years if it sitting on my shelf since he was the last living original member of Easy Company.
The morning I heard he had passed, it was with a heavy heart that I decided to read his book next for sure. Boy, it was a rough read. He endured so much in the war, and suffered long after he was discharged, the ghosts of combat following him throughout the rest of his days. When I w I started reading Band of Brothers a week before Donald Malarkey died with plans to finally read his book after nearly ten years if it sitting on my shelf since he was the last living original member of Easy Company. When I was thirteen and watching Band of Brothers for the first time, picking up on things like Malarkey's and Skip's friendship was something that went way over my head.
Now, at twenty-four and a hell of a lot more life experience and attention to detail, rewatching the series, finally reading Band of Brothers, and reading this book nearly destroyed me. More than once as Malarkey described the agonizing loss of his best friend, my eyes welled up with tears. Band of Brothers both the book and series are absolutely wonderful, but the full emotional impact of such things was lost to me until I read Malarkey's words for myself.
For anyone who, like me, loved Band of Brothers, but perhaps would find the book it is based on a bit more detached and informational for their liking, I highly suggest this book. It reads far more like a narrative, with a clearly more focused view of a single soldier rather than the exploits of an entire company. All I really have to say is: Oct 23, Danicah rated it it was amazing. From one paratrooper's point of view, Sgt. Malarkey's wonderful story-telling of his personal experience as an individual, fighting his own battles and as a part of the Easy Company, fighting the war.
The book captures his impressions and opinions about what really is happening during the war, that it isn't a war fought by armies altogether but a battle fought by individual in which his enemy becomes his own self. Fear is a funny thing, you have so much and you're paralyzed, you have so little a From one paratrooper's point of view, Sgt. Fear is a funny thing, you have so much and you're paralyzed, you have so little and you're dead, you have enough and you survive.
Many would have done everything to get a ticket out of that hell but the price to be paid will be one's dignity and integrity. The war ought to be understand that it was a victory of a soldier over his own demons that brought the victory to the country itself. The soldier's first instinct is not to kill, but rather to survive. You will be away from home but you would build a home in your foxholes. You will miss your family but you would become brothers, through the jumps and frontlines, shelling and artillery, knee-deep snows and relentless rain.
This book, as much as it was a testimony to the famed Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brother , is an entire story on its own. As part of the Easy Company also known as the "Band Of Brothers", Don Malarkey expresses his disfavor on particular plot-line that he came across as too "Hollywood" and dramatic in actuality by putting on a side-note citing which event did not occurred or overplayed and so on. Nov 06, Doug Tabner rated it really liked it.
This was not the best of the Easy Company memoirs, but still worth the read. Malarkey seems to have had a real problem with David Webster which, although touched on in the Band of Brothers movie, doesn't show up in any of the other memoirs. And I've read them all except for Webster's. I'd still highly recommend this book to anyone interested in WWII history. But it wouldn't be the first I'd recommend to someone who saw the Band of Brothers movie and wanted to learn more about the men of Easy Com This was not the best of the Easy Company memoirs, but still worth the read.
But it wouldn't be the first I'd recommend to someone who saw the Band of Brothers movie and wanted to learn more about the men of Easy Company. Dec 03, Erica rated it it was amazing.
We are Americans-we lead and are looked to as leaders in the fight for liberty. We dare not shirk this responsibility. Feb 20, Lesley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolutely awesome book, and man. Sep 20, Billy rated it it was amazing. This is a great testament of Don Malarkey. His introduction to life before becoming a member of the Screaming Eagles.
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His experience is the pre D day landings. Don's story intrigues the reader, and a real page turner. May 22, Leigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have an enduring fascination with the members of 'the greatest generation' and Donald Malarkey is a perfect example of that incredible group of people. A well written and heartbreaking page turner, it's so neat to read their stories from the horse's mouth as well. Jan 23, Kellie rated it it was amazing. Dec 06, Kater Cheek rated it liked it.
Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"
I picked this book because I thought a war memoir would be an interesting non-fiction to listen to. I guess I only read the first part of the sentence, because I had no idea that this was A. But that didn't matter so much, as I haven't seen either of those shows. I just wanted to learn about someone who had a different life from me.
Boy howdy did I get that in spades. Here's what we forget about WWII: My mother is retirement age, and yet she wasn't even born when the events of this book took place. The times were different, and the people were different. Things that people took for granted back then seem so alien now. This happened before the sixties counterculture revolution, before the civil right's movement, before cell phone and computer technology, before everyone knew what an atomic bomb was. WW2 feels so familiar because it's been mined ruthlessly for books and movies for the past 7 decades, but people forget that it was a lifetime ago.
Part of my problem with this was that Don Malarkey was so different from me and my life that I had nothing to connect me to him. Which is probably why I'm alive now. The way this story is told If you loved Band of Brothers, this is a must read. Don Malarky offers a real page burner, and his perspective, sense of humor, and deep love for Easy Company is always evident. As a person who was born in and have enjoyed the freedom that was paid for men like the soldiers of Easy Company I want to remember the sacrifice of their time and for some their lives to give me that freedom.
This is a book to read, and also Band of Brothers to try to understand. Audio CD Verified Purchase. Malarkey and all the Band of Brothers such a debt of gratitude for our freedom and all of our military these last years! That said, it was kind of a rude surprise to learn he and others in E Co. If I read his book correctly, he was in the hospital when this occurred. His memory of his life in and out of uniform is remarkable for any man, let alone one who was 86 when this book was written.
Kudos to his family for encouraging him to write this book for us to respect, honor and enjoy. You will not believe how fast this book reads. There is plenty of action and insight into the heart, mind and soul of one of the most effective fighting men in Easy Co. From Currahee to Zel am See we are transported through one man's experiences as an elite paratrooper who fought more days than most of the men of Easy. You will truly find it hard to put this book down. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 17 days ago. Published 2 months ago. Published 3 months ago.
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Drafted in , Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle.
He fought for twenty-three days in Normandy, nearly eighty in Holland, thirty-nine in Bastogne, and nearly thirty more in and near Haugenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany. This is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men. In training and in combat, we never had any problems. We've been friends for life, over sixty-five years. We had great men in Easy Company and Don was one of the best.
When I joined the men [in England], he took care of me like I was a Currahee man.