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Reading List for June 2023

Cover for the book 'D-Day with the Screaming Eagles' by George Koskimaki

June has just finished and we are now into summer. June was a lighter listening month and I managed to listened to 10 titles. Just like last month one of the items I listened to was a new title. The new title I listened to is the one that I want to highlight for the month. The new book that I read is called "D-Day with the Screaming Eagles" by George Koskimaki. Here is the description of the book:

Many professional historians have recorded the actions of D-Day but here is an account of the airborne actions as described by the actual men themselves, in eyewitness detail. Participants range from division command personnel to regimental, battalion, company, and battery commanders, to chaplains, surgeons, enlisted medics, platoon sergeants, squad leaders and the rough, tough troopers who adapted quickly to fighting in mixed, unfamiliar groups after a badly scattered drop. And yet they managed to gain the objectives set for them in the hedgerow country of Normandy.

This book is primary source material. It is a “must read” for anyone interested in the Normandy landings, the 101st Airborne Division, and World War II in general. Hearing the soldiers speak is an entirely different experience from reading about the action in a narrative history.

This was an interesting book that provides some more context and detail to what happened on June 6th, 1944. The book was originally published in 1969 means that many of those discussed in the book were alive and were able to provide their first hand account of their experiences. If you are a fan of the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, it is definitley worth reading.

I am not sure how many titles I will end up listening to in July. There is one new title that I have pre-ordered, but it has been delayed multiple times now, and it is released at the end of the month, so time will tell how much I end up listening to.

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Title Author First Listen Amazon Apple
D-Day with the Screaming Eagles George Koskimaki Yes Amazon Apple
The Ghost Army of World War II Rick Beyer No Amazon Apple
Beyond Band of Brothers Richard Winters and Cole C Kingseed No Amazon Apple
Fuzzy Nation John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Farmer in the Sky Robert A. Heinlein No Amazon Apple
Ordinary Heroes Scott Turow No Amazon Apple
Lock In (Lock In Book 1) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Head On (Lock In Book 2) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
New York 2140 Kim Stanley Robinson No Amazon Apple
Exiled From Earth (Exiles Trilogy Book 1) Ben Bova No Amazon Apple
Total   10    

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