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

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

by Iain Martin


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

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, Shiloh, and the Argonne. Watch row after row of redcoats attack during the Battle of Monmouth with eyewitness Joseph Plumb Martin. 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, Guadalcanal, and Inchon, as well as the most memorable experiences of the citizen soldier far from home, in such places as Landing Zone X-Ray, 73 Easting, and a spider hole somewhere north of Baghdad. Whether fighting at home or abroad, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592288588
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Series: Greatest Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told
Edited by Iain Martin


Introduction 1
1 Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer 0
2 Battle of Yorktown by Private Joseph Plum Martin 00
3 Dispatches from the Mexican War by George Wilkins Kendall 00
4 Bayonet Forward: Gettysburg by Colonel Lawrence Chamberlain 00
5 Appomattox Courthouse by Ulysses S. Grant 00
6 The Battle of San Juan by Richard Harding Davis 00
7 The Argonne by John S. D. Eisenhower
8 Argonne War Diary by Sergeant Alvin York
9 Normandy Invasion by Andy Rooney
10 And Yet We Got On by Ernie Pyle
11 Point du Hoc by Stephen Ambrose
11 H-Hour from The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
12 The Road to Bastogne by Martha Gellhorn
13 NUTS!-The Battle of the Bulge by John Toland
14 Dachau by Martha Gellhorn
15 Pork Chop Hill by S. L. A. Marshall
16 A Reporter's Journal from Hell: Ia Drang Valley by Joe Galloway
17 If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien
18 Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War by Rick Atkinson
19 Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
20 Among Warriors in Iraq by Mike Tucker

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