Buy Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. Currahee!: a Screaming Eagle at Normandy / Donald R. Burgett ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; introduction by Martin Blumenson. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy () is the memoir of an A company man, 1st battalion, th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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In this book he tells his story of going thru training and how incredibly tough they were on people. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 27, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: I give Currahee 5 stars it was an excellent book and a quick read but it pictured the true horror of war and how lucky he was because during training his whole squad died in a plane crash and he only survived cause he was injured.

Also, frankly, the narrator’s description of his thoughts and sreaming describe a kind of survival mode that probably wouldn’t have allowed for the kind of Hollywood internal struggles that I usually assume accompany warfare.

Other editions – View all Currahee!: Aug 09, Brett Marshall rated it it was amazing. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades.

Burgett was a writer screzming a former World War II paratrooper.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Burgett volunteered to be called up as soon as he turned 18 the following year. This story, told by a man who was there, was first published in and appears in mass market for the first time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.


This is one of the most straightforward and completely honest combat accounts ever written. Return to Book Page. Nov 10, Chrissy rated it liked it Shelves: Don Burgett takes the reader on an interesting odyssey of recruiting, training and deploying paratroopers in World War II in Currahee!

Other books in the series. He does a marvelous job of showing the emotions he eagls through when friends died, when something happened that went against them. It also gives one insight as to why we won World War II–because the guys doing most of the combat had been trained under excruciating circumstances and had volunteered for the toughest airborne units.

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It’s a snapshot, from a paratrooper’s point of view, of those first chaotic hours of the invasion of France. Some of the things he saw and survived were brutal and his luck was phenomenal, eaglee when you read all 4 scraming his books. They ran to the edge of the stream to pull her out but could not find her. It has the same detail, but doesn’t quite carry as well.

I read this when I was about 12 and have read it over several times.

This reads almost as a diary. He was one of only eleven men out of the original in his company to survive from D-Day in Normandy to the war’s end.


If you want to know what the war was like throw out Stephen Ambrose and read this. Definitely a must read if you are a WWII buff.

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Read the “praise for” crrahee in the beginning of each book. However, it is presented with a clear prose and provided me, as a beginner, enough material to understand the events and inspired me for further readings. The conclusion is sweet victory. Eayle doesn’t even use chapters to separate towns, battles or days.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Another great book about the air born! The book is endorsed by Eisenhower as “a fascinating first person tale of combat, courage and endurance!

Jan 25, Angela rated it really liked it.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

Feb 18, Killingsworth rated it liked it. You order right from Mr. Now imagine you are sitting in this diner with a guy who volunteered to jump out of a plane behind enemy lines, and who did in fact invade France. One of only 11 of the original guys in his company to survive the war, I can well imagine he has spent his whole life since pondering the vagaries of bullets and fate.