They were called Easy Companyâ€”but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150% casualties while liberating Europeâ€”an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters was their commanderâ€”"the best combat leader in World War II" to his men. This is his storyâ€”told in his own words for the first time. On D-Day, Dick Winters parachuted into France and assumed leadership of the Band of Brothers when their commander was killed. He led them through the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. They liberated an S.S. death camp from the horrors of the Holocaust and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat. After briefly serving during the Korean War, Winters was a highly successful businessman. Made famous by Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothersâ€”and the subsequent award-winning HBO miniseriesâ€”he is the object of worldwide adulation. Beyond Band of Brothers is Winters's memoirâ€”based on his wartime diaryâ€”but it also includes his comrades' untold stories. Virtually all this material is being released for the first time. Only Winters was present from the activation of Easy Company until the war's end. Winner of the Distinguished Service Cross, only he could pen this moving tribute to the human spirit.