The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I

The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I

by H. W. Crocker III


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ISBN-13: 9781621572626
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Armageddon Far Away
1 The Clash of Empires
2 Two and a Half Years Hard
3 Woodrow’s War

Part II: The Battles
4 The Road to Cantigny
5 Belleau Wood: “Retreat, Hell. We Just Got Here!”
6 Château-Thierry, the “Rock of the Marne,” and Soissons
7 Saint Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Part III: The Generals
8 General John J. Pershing (1860–1948)
9 General Peyton C. March (1864–1955)
10 General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
11 General Billy Mitchell (1879–1936)
12 General John A. Lejeune (1867–1942)
13 General George S. Patton (1885–1945)
14 General George C. Marshall (1880–1959)
15 Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (1890–1973)
16 Father Francis P. Duffy (1871–1932) and Sergeant Alvin C. York (1887–1964)
17 Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)
18 William J. Donovan (1883–1959)
19 Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887–1944), Kermit Roosevelt (1889–1943), Archibald Roosevelt (1894–1979), Quentin Roosevelt (1897–1918)

Part IV: The Victory
20 In Dubious Battle
21 The Victors at Versailles


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The Yanks Are Coming: A Military History of the United States in World War I 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jmgallen More than 1 year ago
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.