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World War II history buffs. This often made me feel confused, especially if I set the book down for a few hours.

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. I read this when I was about 12 and have read it wagle several times. This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources.

This eayle his truth, and what a truth it is! He was among the Airborne troopers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of June 6, D Day.

The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. Nov 27, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book normahdy be required reading for all American citizens. No dramatic flourishes here either; it’s a fact-by-fact, straight as a razor, recounting of events. This is one of the most straightforward and completely honest combat accounts ever written. We actually bought this book in Normandy at Utah Beach, when the author was there over Memorial Day weekend doing a book signing.


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Burgett does not describe deep emotio Reading Currahee! Their job was to strike terror into the Nazi defenders, delay reinforcements, and kill any enemy soldiers they met. A Screaming Eagle 4 books. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it over the years. This series makes a good contrast to Churchill’s “Second World War” which describes the overview of the war.

Jul 17, Jenny rated it liked it. Should have left it alone. What this book sets out to do, it does exceptionally well. H I first read this book as a very young teen in a Reader’s Digest Condensed version a few years after it came out, and the imagery has stuck with me for all these years.

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Burgett’s books are pretty good, but they are all dreadfully short and need to be screamkng into one volume. I felt that his way of telling his own story made it more real to me. Excellent memoir, honestly written, truly a no holds barred look at training and the fighting in Normandy as seen by Burgett. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan. I give Currahee 5 stars it was an excellent book and a quick read but it pictured the true horror of war eage how lucky he was because during training his whole squad died in a plane crash and he only survived cause he was injured.


These were the Screaming Eagles of eagoe newly formed st Airborne Division.

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Just a moment while we sign you ucrrahee to your Goodreads account. The author doesn’t delve into bigger issues or about the war as a whole. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Apr 08, Mr.

Currahee is one of the best books that I have ever read. Feb 19, Michael Romo rated it it was amazing. He was one of only eleven men out of the original in his company to survive from D-Day in Normandy to the war’s end. In the next seven days, the men of the st fought some of the most ferocious close-quarter combat in all of World War II. Bolich rated it really liked it. This book covers his initial jump eagel, his time leading up to D-Day, D-Day itself, and the subsequent battles that followed over the next few days.

Nov 10, Chrissy rated it liked it Shelves: