I regret to inform all of you that Stephen Ambrose has passsed away. May God truly bless this man's soul! My heart goes out to all his family and friends. We owe much to this man's writings. His books illustrate the horrors of WW2 and solidifies the American (and allied) soldiers as the men who saved democracy. Stephen Spielberg drew greatly from his writings when forming the story line for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. His book BAND OF BROTHERS has recieved rave rewiews since the HBO miniseries of the same title was aired last fall. I personally reccomend his book COMRADES, which draws greatly from his personal experiences as well as those of key figures in American history. He will surely be missed!