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Call of duty : my life before, during and after the Band of Brothers

Author: Lynn D Compton; Marcus Brotherton
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers. Here, Compton tells his own story for the first time. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post-World War II legal career as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Lynn D Compton; Robert F Kennedy; Sirhan Bishara Sirhan; Lynn D Compton; Robert F Kennedy; Sirhan Bishara Sirhan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn D Compton; Marcus Brotherton
ISBN: 9780425219706 0425219704 9780425227879 0425227871
OCLC Number: 183926545
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 275 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, plates ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Neal McDonough --
Preamble: Only in America --
First Training Jump --
From Benning To Normandy --
The Shock At Brecourt --
My Movie Career --
Dad's Secret --
Triumph --
Horror --
Somehow You Continue --
Train For Georgia --
To Get A Uniform --
Decision of A Lifetime --
Wearing the Wings --
Joining Easy Company --
Beyond D-Day --
Carentan --
Market-Garden --
Wounded --
My Last Battle --
The End of the War --
Return To Normalcy --
Vice --
Happy Again --
My First Trial --
Secrets of the DA's Office --
Key Cases --
RFK Assassination --
Sirhan Sirhan's Trial --
Finishing on the Bench --
Band of Brothers --
Last Rants and Reflections.
Responsibility: Lynn "Buck" Compton, with Marcus Brotherton.
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As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers. Here, Compton tells his own story for the first time. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post-World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Buck Compton truly embodies the American Dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge. This is the true story of a real-life hero who traveled to a faraway place and put his life on the line for the cause of freedom--and an insightful memoir about courage, leadership, camaraderie, compassion, and success.--From publisher description.

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