A creation of a crack marketing team, Stephen Ambrose is one of those rare authors whose name appears in larger font than the book in question. Unfortunately, the snowball has accumulated far too much mass to be stopped: this relatively weak work, which appears to be 80% a homage to George McGovern, fails to capture ordinary rankers' experiences, and drops short of truly evocativeness and descriptivesness. The entire work, in other words, is about one senior politician's ww2 exploits, probably largely fictionalized, and IT IS NOT Band of Brothers in the sky
3/5 a WW2 "greatest generation" wannabe, and production company commodity. No need to read.