Comrades by Stephen E. Ambrose audiobook

Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Sons, Pals

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Read by Nelson Runger

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.13 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743545259

Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings.He next tells of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother, Milton, in spite of their apparently unequal stations. With great emotion, Ambrose describes the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he recalls with admiration three unlikely friends who fought in different armies in that war. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog. Ambrose remembers and celebrates the friends he has made and kept throughout his life.Comrades concludes with the author's recollection of his own friendship with his father. He was my first and always most important friend, Ambrose writes. I didn't learn that until the end, when he taught me the most important thing, that the love of father-son-father-son is a continuum, just as love and friendship are expansive.

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings.
He next tells of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother, Milton, in spite of their apparently unequal stations. With great emotion, Ambrose describes the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he recalls with admiration three unlikely friends who fought in different armies in that war. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog. Ambrose remembers and celebrates the friends he has made and kept throughout his life.
Comrades concludes with the author's recollection of his own friendship with his father. He was my first and always most important friend, Ambrose writes. I didn't learn that until the end, when he taught me the most important thing, that the love of father-son-father-son is a continuum, just as love and friendship are expansive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A dignified but strikingly sweet memoir.”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“Sonorous, smooth, friendly, Nelson Runger’s voice carries us gently through this contemplative commentary on comrades whom the distinguished historian Ambrose has studied or known personally…Friendship comes easily to Ambrose, and the number of divergent persons he has known and liked is remarkable. Runger is the right man for this narration, giving us the impression that he is at the same stage of life as Ambrose, and liking it.”  AudioFile
“Quickly perusable, congenial confessions for the authors huge readership.” Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English