By Douglas V. Mastriano
Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- religious Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of global struggle I -- is considered one of America's most renowned and celebrated squaddies. recognized to generations via Gary Cooper's Academy Award-winning portrayal within the 1941 movie Sergeant York, York is credited with the seize of 132 German squaddies on October eight, 1918, within the Meuse-Argonne sector of France -- a deed for which he used to be presented the Congressional Medal of Honor.
At war's finish, the media glorified York's bravery yet a few participants of the German army and a soldier from his personal unit forged aspersions on his wartime heroics. Historians proceed to discuss no matter if York has acquired extra attractiveness than he merits. A fierce war of words in regards to the position of the conflict within the Argonne wooded area has extra advanced the soldier's legacy.
In Alvin York, Douglas V. Mastriano varieties truth from fantasy within the first full-length biography of York in many years. He meticulously examines York's formative years within the hills of east Tennessee, his carrier within the nice battle, and his go back to a quiet civilian existence devoted to charity. by means of reviewing artifacts recovered from the battlefield utilizing army terrain research, forensic research, and study in either German and American information, Mastriano reconstructs the occasions of October eight and corroborates the recorded bills. at the eve of the WWI centennial, Alvin York gives you to be an important contribution to twentieth-century army history.
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Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne (American Warriors Series) by Douglas V. Mastriano