Assignment: Book Critique I: Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Provide a thesis statement and general outline for the book review of Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen Ambrose.
The book critique of this text will be due unit 7 and is crucial to understanding and evaluating the struggles of American soldiers in the European Theater of Operation [ETO] during World War II. There are two deliverables for this week:
- Provide a general outline and thesis statement for the experiences of the average soldier forced to endure battle in Europe from 1944-1945. Your own impressions/experiences are encouraged in this analysis. If between units 5 and 7, your thesis statement changes or if your opinions are altered as you complete the text and cover more materials in the course, don’t be dismayed. Part of the process of evaluating history is to allow yourself to be swayed in a different direction than what you originally intended.
Present your thesis statement and outline on a single page. Cite any sources used within the paper according to APA format and list them on a separate references page at the end of the paper (Note: The reference page does not count toward the minimum page requirement). For this portion of the assignment, citations should be minimal or nonexistent, as you are only providing a thesis statement and outline.
- In a separate mandatory discussion, you must post your thesis statement for the remainder of the class to evaluate, as well as summarize your outline in no more than three key points for evaluation no later than Wednesday at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time [Note: Your Instructor will not become involved in this discussion, but will be monitoring it throughout the week, and your participation will affect your grade for this assignment]. This process of peer review is crucial to the development of your overall critique, as is the ability to summarize your key arguments. You must post evaluations for at least two classmates by Sunday.