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The York patrol : the real story of Alvin York and the unsung heroes who made him World War I's most famous soldier / James Carl Nelson.

Nelson, James Carl, (author.).

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DuBois Public Library 940.4 NELSON (Text) 61000100061114 Adult NonFiction Checked Out 05/22/2021
  In Memory of Joyce Villella

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062975881
  • ISBN: 0062975889
  • Physical Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The day -- The man -- The paths of righteousness -- The salt of the earth -- A time for war -- From Paradise to battle -- Toward the unknown -- Lost boys -- To kingdom come -- Day of days, part one -- Day of days, part two -- An epochal exploit -- What would York do -- A time for peace -- Waiting for the hero -- A clear conscience -- The spoils of war -- A one-man army? -- His war diary -- How a hillbilly got a farm -- An imitation of war -- Old soldiers.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the stories of a legendary World War I soldier and his fellow Medal of Honor-decorated patrol members, heralding their courageous capture of dozens of German adversaries in the Argonne Forest.
October 8, 1918 was a banner day for heroes of the American Expeditionary Force. Thirteen men performed heroic deeds that would earn them Medals of Honor. Alvin Cullum York, a farmer from Tennessee, was said to have single-handedly killed two dozen Germans and captured another 132 of the enemy plus thirty-five machine guns before noon on that fateful Day of Valor. Nelson unspools the complete story of Alvin York and the events that occurred in the Argonne Forest on that day. He gives voice to sixteen men among the many who fought beside York, and pays homage to their bravery and sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: York, Alvin Cullum, 1887-1964.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > France.
United States. Army > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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