Comrades

Comrades

Synopsis

From the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day comes this celebration of male friendship, taken both from the pages of history and from Ambrose’s own life.

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 writes 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 feeling, Ambrose brings to life the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he describes with admiration three who fought in different armies on different sides in that war and became friends later. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog, and he tells the story of the Custer brothers who died together at the Little Big Horn.

Comrades concludes with the author’s moving recollection of his own friendship with his father. “He was my first and always most important friend. 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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Chapters

  • Comrades 001 IN
    Duration: 01min
  • Comrades 002 IN
    Duration: 04min
  • Comrades 003 IN
    Duration: 01min
  • Comrades 004 C001
    Duration: 16min
  • Comrades 005 C002
    Duration: 27min
  • Comrades 006 C003
    Duration: 13min
  • Comrades 007 C004
    Duration: 21min
  • Comrades 008 C005
    Duration: 28min
  • Comrades 009 C006
    Duration: 17min
  • Comrades 010 C007
    Duration: 37min
  • Comrades 011 C008
    Duration: 13min
  • Comrades 012 C009
    Duration: 20min
  • Comrades 013 C010
    Duration: 29min
  • Comrades 014 C011
    Duration: 14min
  • Comrades 015 C012
    Duration: 24min

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