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Comrades : Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
Comrades Brothers Fathers Heroes Sons Pals
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Comrades is a celebration of male friendships. 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 writes of Dwight D. Eisenhower,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684867182
ISBN-10: 0684867184
Publication Date: 6/2/1999
Pages: 144
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I enjoy Ambrose as an author and historian, and this book was an excellent quick read that sort of gives a more in depth look at something he often encounters in his writings on history and war. The chapters are not long, and each skims a relationship between brothers and male friendships. Ranging from some historical ones like Eisenhower and his brothers, Custer and his brothers and others, he also looks at some combat veterans he's encountered over his work and also spends 3 chapters at the friendships and bonds he's formed with men like his brothers and his father. While the book is not long or in depth, it's a quick read you can return to if you like some feel-good look at male friendships. While the book itself doesn't look at the psychological aspects of male friendships at all, it does provide some good examples and anecdotes of what real male friendship has provided great leaders and average men over their lifetimes. It also shows the breadth of things that can bring men together as well as the impact of male friendships in differing times of the human lifespan.
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A celebration of male friendship between fathers and sons, brothers, and good friends, including the author's moving recollection of his friendship with his father.
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I enjoy the book, and I love Stephen Ambrose. In turn, I found that this is a an offshoot of his earlier books, and a wonderful scenario of his family, brothers, and Mom and Dad. If I had had a chance to ask him, Stephen Ambrose, I would think that historically he could have gone further.
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