The Greatest U. S. Army Stories Ever Told: Unforgettable Stories of Courage, Honor, and Sacrifice

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Since the United States Army’s inception by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, its remarkable service members have engaged in almost every one of the most important turning points in our nation’s history. In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin gathers the amazing experiences of America’s fighting men and women into one unforgettable collection.
Each story recounts the sights, sounds, and significance of such hallowed battlefields as Yorktown, ...

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Overview

Since the United States Army’s inception by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, its remarkable service members have engaged in almost every one of the most important turning points in our nation’s history. In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin gathers the amazing experiences of America’s fighting men and women into one unforgettable collection.
Each story recounts the sights, sounds, and significance of such hallowed battlefields as Yorktown, Gettysburg, and the Argonne. Ride a rickety boat with Washington in his famous night crossing over the Potomac. Triumph with Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain as he snatches victory from the jaws of defeat on Gettysburg’s Little Round Top. Charge San Juan Hill with Theodore Roosevelt, as told by the era’s most famous war correspondent, Richard Harding Davis.
This collection includes the most significant stories of the highest generals from famous actions such as D-Day and Inchon, as well as the most memorable experiences of the citizen soldier far from home, in such places as Landing Zone X-Ray and 73 Easting. Whether fighting at home or abroad, whether in victory or defeat, The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told shares the stories and singular experiences of these amazing individuals, and sheds new light on their courage and sacrifice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592288588
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Greatest Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Iain C. Martin is a freelance writer and historian, with an MA in history from Southern Connecticut State University. He lives with his family in Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2006

    Superb anthology of military history

    This is one of a series of books by Iain Martin, including ¿The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told,¿ ditto ¿Navy,¿ and soon-to-be-released, ¿Marine Corps.¿ Having focused myself on the Pacific Theater of WWII, my interest has been very narrow concerning the history of our armed forces. Iain¿s assembly of true, first-hand-account stories from the Revolution through the Civil War, and right up to today¿s Iraq has given me much more appreciation of our country¿s fighting forces. His introductions to each story and conclusions at the end are very informative and set the stage for each account. His selection of stories and excerpts from books was well done, and I look forward to reading more of his work. Donald K. Allen, MS, DVM, author of ¿Tarawa ¿ the Aftermath¿

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