Item description for Sergeant York and the Great War (Men of Courage) by Skeyhill, Tom Skeyhill & Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler...
Overview There was a time that Sergeant Alvin C. York was a household name in America. Perhaps many of you recognize the name from the motion picture of Sergeant York as portrayed by Gary Cooper. Needless to say the movie won Cooper his first Oscar and gave Sergeant York even more notoriety, helping to retain his status as a true American Hero. This book details the early days of Alvin York, a backwoods Tennessean who lived in obscurity until he was drafted and trained to fight for Uncle Sam overseas during the Great War, World War I. Alvin York kept a war diary that was published in 1928 by Mr. Tom Skeykill. This book is a unique reproduction of Sergeant York's war diary. Added to the events of the war diary are pictures and general information about World war I which allow the reader to experience perhaps for a moment, the feeling of what it was like to walk alongside Alvin York in the early 1900's.
Publishers Description This classic reprint of Corporal Alvin York's journal reveals him as a humble Christian who risked his life in the First World War and was later awarded the congessional Medal of Honor for his bravery.
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Studio: The Vision Forum, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.09" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Vision Forum
ISBN 1889128465 ISBN13 9781889128467
Availability 0 units.
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You can purchase from Vision Forum Jul 22, 2003
I have not read it, only briefly browsed it. Although it is based on York's own war diary, Wheeler is well known for taking great editing liberties in his work. If you want an exact reproduction of York's diary, I'd pass on this one. If you are interested in a more novelized adaptation, this is probably a solid work.
Incredible, inspiring story Sep 22, 2002
York and the Great War is an incredible and inspiring account of one of the most phenomenal individual accomplishments ever in modern wartime history. For those that have perhaps seen the Hollywood account, Sergeant York, this is the true and detailed account of what actually happened. The book is actually a unique reproduction of York's war diary and has a very fresh, layman's kind of approach to the story. Those who enjoy history and great stories will love this book.