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The Unknowns - The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and Wwi's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home (Paperback) Loot Price: R334
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The Unknowns - The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and Wwi's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home...

The Unknowns - The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and Wwi's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home (Paperback)

Patrick K. O'Donnell

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From the award-winning author of Washington's Immortals, The Unknowns takes readers into the heart of combat in the Great War to tell the powerful story behind the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When the Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in 1921, eight of America's most decorated, battle-hardened WWI veterans served as Body Bearers for the casket. For the first time, celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell recounts their heroics on the battlefield a century ago, animating the Tomb and giving voice to all who have served. The Body Bearers included a cowboy who relived the Charge of the Light Brigade, a Native American who heroically captured sixty-three German prisoners single-handedly, and a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight. Their stories reveal the larger narrative of America's involvement in the conflict, trans-porting readers into the midst of events and battles during 1917-1918 that ultimately decided the Great War. Superbly researched, vividly told, The Unknowns is a timeless tale of heeding the calls of duty and brotherhood and humanizes the most consequential event of the twentieth century, which still casts a shadow one hundred years later.

General

Imprint: Black Cat
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Patrick K. O'Donnell
Dimensions: 208 x 137 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-4717-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
LSN: 0-8021-4717-8
Barcode: 9780802147172

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