Readers will learn how George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild Bill" Donovan (future founder of the OSS, the World War II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and many other American heroes earned their military spurs in "The Great War".
Stirring, and full of brilliantly told stories of men at war, Yanks will be the essential book for readers interested in rediscovering America's role in the First World War.
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About the Author
H. W. Crocker III is the bestselling author of many books on military history, including Don’t Tread on Me , Robert E. Lee on Leadership , The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War , The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire , and the prize-winning comic novel The Old Limey. His journalism has appeared in National Review , the American Spectator , the Washington Times , and many other outlets. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Crocker currently lives on the site of a former Confederate encampment in Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As its subtitle indicates, “The Yanks Are Coming” highlights the American role in World War I but does so by placing it in the larger context of what preceded and followed it. It begins with an introduction to the overall history of World War I and transitions the American Army into that story. Once the Armistice is signed it breaks into brief biographies of Americans who played roles in the War. Some exerted leadership then but for others the Great War was a training ground for later service. The biographies are of Pershing, Peyton March, Douglas MacArthur, Billy Mitchell, John Lejeune, George Patton, George Marshall, Fr. Duffy, Sgt. York, Harry Truman, Wild Bill Donovan and the Roosevelts: Ted, Quentin, Kermit and Archie. It then returns to the scene of the Paris Peace Conference and western intervention in the Russian Civil War. Author H. W. Crocker III’s writing style keeps the narrative flowing while holding the reader’s interest. I have read a fair amount about World War I but I learned new facts and saw them present from different perspectives. It is a good commencement to World War I studies World War I or to supplement other reading with an emphasis on America’s contribution.