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Rock of the Marne

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Rock of the Marne by Stephen L. Harris
Hardcover $27.95
Oct 06, 2015 | ISBN 9780425275566

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Praise

“No one writes about World War I with more empathy and understanding than Stephen Harris. In Rock of the Marne, he achieves a new level of drama and significance. In their stand on the Marne, the raw Americans of the Third Infantry Division changed the history of the war, the history of Europe, even the history of the world. Harris brings this epochal event alive with breathtaking vividness and skill.”—Thomas Fleming, author of The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I

“A hundred years ago, the German Army was on the way to Paris. But on the Marne River, some 27,000 brave American doughboys of the Third Division thought otherwise. The resultant clash of arms decided the Great War. Author Stephen L. Harris puts you right in the middle of the action. He tells it like it was: good, bad, and ugly, from baby-faced machine-gunners and hard-bitten sergeants fighting for their lives to exhausted colonels and generals trying to sort it all out under fire.  This is military history as its meant to be.”—Daniel P. Bolger, Lt. Gen. U.S. Army. Ret., author of Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

“Stephen Harris has written a thrilling account of a critical, but mostly forgotten, battle of the Great War, which includes an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent American warrior, Col. Ulysses McAlexander.”—Michael Hanlon, First World War Editor and Publisher


Praise for Duty, Honor, Privilege:
“By tracking the Silk Stockings from enlistment through training, battle and triumphant return to New York, Harris makes an inarguable case that these sons of privilege did not flinch in duty or honor. Clear, well-detailed writing.” –David Hinckley, New York Daily News

“Stephen Harris has written both a soldier’s story and a long overdue but bloody redemption of America’s most unfairly maligned infantry regiment. Well researched, well written, and entertaining.” –Rod Paschall, author of The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918

Praise for Harlem’s Hell Fighters:
“The story of James Reese Europe and the Hell Fighters is one of the best I know, and here it is told superbly. It is the story of bravery and courage, creativity and controversy, tragedy and transcendence. It reminds us, in nearly every line, of the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made—not just to American life, but to the very essence of what it means to be an American.” —Ken Burns, award-winning documentary filmmaker

Praise for Duffy’s War:
“If you never buy another book on Irish-American military history, get this one. It is magnificently written.” –Jack McCormack, Irish Edition

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