Of all the books I've read by Ambrose--or non-fiction books about the military side of World War II, this is my favorite by far. E Company of the 101st Airborne proved a great perch to see the overall sweep and boots on the ground perspective on World War II. This company participated in the D-Day Landings, the Battle of the Bulge, and even at the end of the war the capture of Hitler's "eagle's nest." No doubt the resonance of this book for me was helped by watching the miniseries--which was excellent. But the book, based on extensive interviews with the surviving soldiers and taking them from boot camp to V-Day and beyond just shines.