Bestselling army historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically fallacious advisor to the Civil War
, Robert E. Lee on Leadership
, etc.) now turns his weapons at the epic tale of America’s involvement within the First global conflict together with his new publication The Yanks Are Coming: an army heritage of the us in global struggle I
2014 marks the centenary of the start of that struggle, and in Crocker’s sweeping, American-focused account, readers will learn:
How George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild invoice" Donovan (future founding father of the OSS, the area conflict II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and lots of different American heroes earned their army spurs in "The nice War"
Why, regardless of the efforts of the virtually absurdly pacifistic management of Woodrow Wilson, American involvement within the conflict used to be inevitable
How the 1st global conflict was once "the battle that Made the fashionable World"—sweeping away many of the topped heads of Europe, redrawing the map of the center East, surroundings the degree for the increase of communism and fascism
Why the 1st international conflict marked America’s transition from a frontier power—some of our international battle I generals had really fought Indians—to an international superpower, with international warfare I generals like Douglas MacArthur dwelling to work out, and aid form, the nuclear age
"The younger Lions of the warfare" -- heroes who shouldn't be forgotten, like air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Sergeant Alvin York (memorably portrayed through Gary Cooper within the Academy Award–winning motion picture Sergeant York), and all 4 of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons (one of whom was once killed)
Stirring, and whole of brilliantly instructed tales of guys at warfare, The Yanks Are Coming stands out as the crucial booklet for readers drawn to rediscovering America’s function within the First international warfare on its hundredth anniversary.