This book is different from the others ones written by other members of Easy Company. First, the book focuses on a platoon not given much attention in the other books. Second, Ed Shames' book provides great detail about his movements during the war especially during battle. During the Battle of the Bulge, the book takes many pages to describe exactly what 3rd platoon was doing. Clearly, the authors put in considerable time researching troop movements prior to writing the book. Being the military history nut that I am, I enjoyed the book and the details of what happened during the war. For anyone who shares my interest, Airborne is a must read (or listen).