Marrin relates the gripping story of how the Yanks “came over” to aid the European Allies and turn the tide in the Great War, World War I. The human cost of the war is poignantly related in tales of the action at Chateau Thierry and Belleau Woods, in the air with the daring men of the Army Air Corps, and with the Lost Battalion at the Battle of Meuse-Argonne.
How the United States mobilized industry, trained doughboy soldiers, and promoted the war at home makes for fascinating reading in one of the few books on this topic for young adults.
From the sinking of the Lusitania to Armistice Day, Marrin tells the heartrending and inspiring story of the “war to end all wars.” Illustrated with maps and photographs.
About the Author
Dr. Albert Marrin is a master at weaving personal perspective and historical material smoothly to give readers an interesting and reliable account of the subject. He has written more than two dozen award-winning nonfiction books for young people which have been called “addictive reading” by The Horn Book. This is a wonderful clue to the type of author Marrin is. Three of his books, including Hitler and Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel, were School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.
Other Great Titles by Albert Marrin include