Reading List: Curt Schilling

7/29/2011 • Battle of Tarawa, World War II Reviews

Utmost Savagery
The Three Days of Tarawa

Joseph H. Alexander (1995)
“My all-time favorite World War II book, the best minute-by-minute account of one of the bloodiest 72 hours in any war, anywhere. Getting into the minds of the men on the beach as well as commanders offshore is incredibly compelling and terrifying. A true page-turner.”

Band of Brothers
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

Stephen Ambrose (1992)
“This book should be a staple in any military history buff’s collection. A riveting account of true heroes, it follows Easy Company’s journey from Camp Toccoa to the Swiss Alps, making the war very personal from its first pages.”

Beyond Band of Brothers
Major Dick Winters (2006)
“This follow-on memoir to Band of Brothers is a must-read. It does a great job of filling out the rest of Easy Company, going into the lives of the men who were only fringe characters in the original book and HBO miniseries.”

Beyond the War
“Aside from World War II reading, my interest and passion has always been in two places. I love reading books like Mal-colm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Understanding why we do what we do has always fascinated me. My other passion is fantasy literature. I first read the Lord of the Rings books early in life and have re-read them many times over.”

As a star pitcher, Curt Schilling helped the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red Sox win three World Series, and has one of the highest post-season winning percentages in Major League Baseball. Since retiring in 2009, he has concentrated on various charities, his startup gaming company, Studio 38, and on his work as a board member of the National World War II Museum.

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