Alvin York

Alvin York

A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

eBook - 2014
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Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I -- is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. Known to generations through Gary Cooper's Academy Award-winning portrayal in the 1941 film Sergeant York, York is credited with the capture of 132 German soldiers on October 8, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne region of France -- a deed for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.At war's end, the media glorified York's bravery but some members of the German military and a soldier from his own unit cast aspersions on his
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780813145228
0813145228
9780813145211
081314521X
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jul 24, 2014

Really fascinating! The archaeological work really helps to verify the story - so much more to it than the movies and legend.

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