The Official Companion Book to the HBO miniseries from the producers of Band of Brothers
Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian and was a consultant on the documentary Price for Peace, for which Steven Spielberg and Stephen Ambrose were the Executive Producers. He was a consultant to his father on his books, and is also serving as the historical consultant on HBO's The Pacific miniseries. Ambrose is also the former vice president of the National WWII Museum and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He lives in Helena, Montana.
A brutal account ... for those who want more of the nightmare of
those foxholes after ten hours of The Pacific, this book is for
you. * * The Times * *
Extremely good ... he lets his soldiers tell the story. Through those young men we are given an uncompromising picture of the war, which, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, most Americans believed to be their most important engagement. The TV series might offer us a glimpse of that distant conflict in the Pacific. Hugh Ambrose's book gives us the greatestgeneration in the round. * * Scotsman * *
A compelling book which affords Pacific veterans the testament they deserve. -- Julian Fleming * * Sunday Business Post * *
It's a fascinating, meticulous book full of facts that make you sit up. * * Sunday Herald * *