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Buy Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. Currahee!: a Screaming Eagle at Normandy / Donald R. Burgett ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; introduction by Martin Blumenson. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy () is the memoir of an A company man, 1st battalion, th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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They ran to the edge of the stream to pull her out but could not find her. But under the cover of darkness, a new breed of fighting man leapt from airplanes through a bullet-stitched, tracer-lit sky to go behind German lines.

This is one of the most straightforward and completely honest combat accounts ever written. Feb 18, Killingsworth rated it liked it.

Aug 17, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s the first book in a series of 4 telling the author’s story of being a paratrooper with the st Airborne during WWII. It serves as a useful parallel narrative to the more-known Band of Brothers, covering similar timeframes and battles but without overlapping personnel. Burgett parachuted into Holland, his second combat jump, as part of Operation Market-Garden, and fought for 72 days behind the German lines.

It gives you a very good idea of what life was as a soldier during that time of the war.

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Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. His story is told with nogmandy literary flourishes in a very direct style. Their job was to strike terror into the Nazi defenders, delay reinforcements, and kill any enemy soldiers they met. Bolich rated it really liked it.

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This is an excellent memoir! This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat I give Currahee 5 stars it was an excellent book and a quick read but it pictured the true horror of war and how lucky he was because during training his whole squad died in a plane crash and he only survived cause he was injured.


Burgett volunteered to be called up as soon as he turned eagl the following year.

They say it much more accurately than I could. A Screaming Eagle 1. If you have seen Band of Brothers and enjoyed it this is a great supplement as it shows some of the rougher edges and interesting things that happened that didn’t make it into the show. His is the foot soldier’s account, the guy who never got to see the overall “big picture” but could only piece it together afterward, and it is all the more valuable because of the worm’s eye, very personal view of the war he offers.

Leading the paratroopers who made it resent the officious demeanor of the MPs. The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII.

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Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. Highly recommend this war series, make your son read it and who knows maybe he will thank you for it. Ah Currahee; this book started it all The first “serious” book I ever read. Eisenhower called curahee book “a fascinating tale of personal combat”.

Burgett takes us through the demanding training and the evolving culture of this new breed of warriors. As first-hand accounts from veterans go, this one is pretty evocative of the Normandy drop, probably his best, which ain’t sayin’ all that much. Thi Not as good as the other books I’ve read about the st, but this one was written 41 years ago before the whole “Band of Brothers” thing took off Want to Read saving….


The only other potential negative is that the author, whether intentionally or normansy, can sometimes sound a bit braggadocious and his narrative can be accompanied by some stereotypical machismo. It’s often a harrowing read, especially since the events are for the most part depicted rather dispassionately. Dell- History – pages. No eBook available Amazon.

So, how do you rate a war memoir? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Burgett was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up on the west side of Detroit.

I think after watching Band of Brothers so many times I’ve sort of come to identify these men as their characters in the movie – but they’re actual men who had the same fears and short-comings and desires as I do. You feel like you are there in all the confusion an This reads almost as a diary.

Aug 03, Tony rated it really liked it. I think it may be an entirely too accurate portrayal about of WWII.

Very interesting, pretty blunt and plain-spoken – makes you look at these guys as regular old human beings just like the rest of us. Some of the things he saw and survived were brutal and his luck was phenomenal, especially when you read all 4 of his books. Burgett and the proceeds go directly to him. When, in “Seven Roads to Hell”, his account of the siege of Bastogne, he admits to screaming in his foxhole during heavy shelling, you know he’s not holding much back.

Wow, just finished this read.

Open Preview See a Problem? This is a great book from the private’s point of view.