From the library of Major Dick Winters, commander of Easy Company, the first edition of One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001. Presentation copy to Major Dick Winters, with a quote from Gen. George S. Patton Jr. and gift inscription handwritten on the half title.
Quarto, 192pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Full number line on copyright page. Publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, a near fine example.
Includes paperwork from the Gettysburg Museum of History, where parts of Winter’s library were sold to benefit the museum. Includes library bookplate of Richard D. Winters on second free endpaper. This copy is not signed by Major Winters.
Major Richard “Dick” Winters (1918-2011) served in the United States Army during World War II, primarily with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division. His military career was notably chronicled in the book “Band of Brothers” by Stephen E. Ambrose, which was later adapted into an HBO miniseries. Winters’ ascent from a junior officer to the commander of Easy Company was marked by his participation in major campaigns such as the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. His leadership and tactical skills were instrumental in the successes achieved by his unit throughout the war.