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ಱ Many ᘂ The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home  ೅ Kindle By Patrick K O Donnell ೮ ಱ Many ᘂ The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home ೅ Kindle By Patrick K O Donnell ೮ Praise for The Unknowns With exhaustive research and fluid prose, Mr ODonnell relates both the history of the Unknown Soldier and the story of Americas part in World War I through these soldiers experiences The rich color of their singular narrativesand the broad history they revealaffirm the wisdom, nearly a century later, of Pershings selection By revealing the stories of those whose names and deeds we do know, The Unknowns prods our consciences to heap fresh honor upon the Unknown Soldier of World War I, renewing his station as the mortal embodiment of every American who has fallen on a battlefield far from home.Matthew J Davenport, Wall Street Journal A gripping read about a war that many Americans know little about Few authors have the same kind of enthusiasm and gusto that ODonnell brings to his topic His gift is taking the reader from the map room to the battlefield Its an exciting, often harrowing, trip worth taking.Ray Locker, USA Today A gripping story told by Mr ODonnell, who is emerging as one of the best military historians of his generation These pages capture the horrifying nature of warfare, and Mr ODonnells descriptions catch the raw bravery that can emerge from men thrust into combat.Joseph C Goulden, Washington Times Gripping ODonnell, whose previous books include the terrific Washingtons Immortals and We Were One, is a masterful storyteller In his capable hands, the stories of each of the body bearers come alive despite the passing of nearly a century.James Scott, Post and Courier True to form, military and combat historian Patrick K ODonnell, in The Unknowns, has unearthed the stirring story of World War Is Unknown Soldier Rather than present a simple tale of the chosen bodys selection, process, though, ODonnell peels back multiple layers of WWI, shining the light on a larger cast of characters who participated in the return of the unidentified remains to American soil The mastery of ODonnells writing is that he can bring together myriad themes and make them work together Adds immeasurably to the growing literature of the American role in World War I It is a simultaneously riveting and soulful work that should not be missed.James A Percoco, Washington Independent Review of Books While one could never begin to include all the stories of heroism, duty, and self sacrifice that transpired during the war to end all wars, ODonnell has managed to capture some of the most poignant and meaningful As he probes deeply into the horrors of war, ODonnell displays a unique talent for weaving in many other names of persons who are well known and will play significant roles in military affairs A superb work on the topic that surrounds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Leatherneck Magazine Acclaimed military historian ODonnell brings to life Americas involvement in the Great War through the stories of eight body bearers for an unidentified fallen soldier ODonnell does his subject justice, beginning with the books inspiration, his giving Marines a tour of the battlefields in France A thrilling title for readers interested in WWI, and an excellent primer for understanding the full significance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Booklist The Unknowns is a great book on the topic that surrounds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War Its also a good single volume work on the American Expeditionary Forces involvement and experiences in the First World War Engaging, informative, detailed, exciting, respectful, and at a patriotic level, unifying.David Retherford, Strategy Bridge Many of the topics on which ODonnell writes involve the story behind the story With the centennial of Americas participation in World War I ongoing, this is a highly relevant publication Conveys the reverence and honor which is deserved from the citizens of this nation to all of those who go in harms way to protect us and guarantee our rights and freedoms New York Journal of Books The Unknowns is a dramatic and compassionately written book by one of our finest military historians who has few equals as a great storyteller Patrick K ODonnells superb tale of World War I and the exceptional valor of the eight men later chosen to escort the Unknown Soldier from France to Americas most hallowed place of honor in Arlington National Cemetery is not only a tribute to those who fought and sacrificed so much but also a vivid and timely reminder of the terrible cost of war.Carlo DEste, author of Patton, A Genius for War and Eisenhower, A Soldiers Life This unknown story of extraordinary sacrifice and heroism is a powerful and timely tribute to the Americans who fought a century ago in the First World War Superb history brilliantly told.Alex Kershaw, author of The Longest Winter The Unknowns is not only the story of the Unknown Soldier but that of the unknown comrades who carried him there Their stories of courage in deadly combat are finally made known to the rest of us in searing detail.Glenn F Williams, PhD, U.S Army Center of Military History Brilliant in conception and style, The Unknowns presents the awe inspiring and profoundly moving story of The Great War from the viewpoint of the men who fought, sacrificed and bled to win it A must read, an incredible story related by a master storyteller James Lacey, author of Pershing and the forthcoming The Washington War, director of USMC University Very few historians can bring our military past to life like Patrick ODonnell The Unknowns shines new and welcome light on the forgotten generation of Americans who fought World War One Throughout these well written, absorbing, moving pages, we come to know the doughboys and sailors of the Great War like never before Read this book and you will never think of the Unknown Soldier the same way again.John C McManus, Ph.D., author of The Dead and Those About to Die and Deadly Sky Highly readable and extremely interesting, The Unknowns is than just an account about the American servicemen who escorted the Unknown Soldier, it also encompasses the story of American involvement and the sacrifice of young Americans in the Great War It is a masterful tour de force of that by gone era.Col Richard Camp, author of The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood U.S Marines in World War I The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, its as hallowed as ground can get But whats the story of the hero inside A breakthrough book with a crackling narrative, The Unknowns reveals how the first unknown soldier came home from World War I, a journey born in the shell holes and on the high seas of one of humanitys ghastliest wars Prepare to discover an iconic American saga long hidden in plain sight.Adam Makos, New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call A captivating, inspiring narrative by a combat veteran and skilled writer of how the Unknown Soldier arrived at his resting place as the symbol of national the sacrifice and devotion to duty Bravo Bing West, author of One Million Steps A Marine Platoon at War Praise for Washingtons Immortals Winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Excellence in American History Book Award Named one of the 100 Best American Revolution Books of All Time by the Journal of the American Revolution Finalist for the 2017 Library of Virginia Peoples Choice Award for Nonfiction An Best Book of the Year So Far History What makes Washingtons Immortals different from most Revolutionary War accounts is its seamless blend of tactical acumen and human drama ODonnell admirably blends a story of ardent farmers, merchants and mariners with a combat story of sharp, bloody engagements He makes fluid use of letters, diaries, pension affidavits and early histories to bring home the carnage of war as the foot soldier saw it Washingtons Immortals is an example of combat writing at its best Wall Street Journal A powerful narrative a must read for those with deep or casual interest in the American Revolution Journal of the American Revolution Well written, and superbly researched A compelling story of the Maryland Regiment Intimate and often inspiring ODonnell is at the top of his game A must read for Revolutionary War and Maryland history buffs alike Balti Post Examiner Gritty a boots on the ground account, with great storytelling verve For readers who enjoy well researched military history, this is the book for you Washington Independent Review of Books Washingtons Immortals is nothing short of remarkable ODonnell has put together, with beautiful transitions, the compelling story of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of the regular soldier You don t have to be a military history devotee to appreciate the book It put s the whole Revolutionary War into sequential perspective Daily Press Compelling Washingtons Immortals is well researched and lively Fayetteville Observer A boots on the ground account that personalize s brave men whose names have fallen into the crevices of history A strong point of Mr ODonnells book is his adept skill in describing military tactical maneuvers Washington Times ODonnell writes about war from the soldiers weary, battle scarred perspective At the same time, he describes and analyzes the strategic and tactical elements of battle with an even handed regard to the wisdom and errors on each side Through his vivid prose, we smell the sulfur in the gunsmoke and hear the fierce and often final cries of the combatants Reveal s an important and little known part of the sprawling history of the Revolution American Spirit An incredible book I encourage all of you to get out and purchase this I love the book if you like military history, this is a great book.Rick Crandall, Breakfast Club, KEZW 1430 AM ODonnell does a fantastic job telling the story of these men and their role in the war A rich and compelling narrative Definitely recommended You dont need to be a scholar of the Revolution to enjoy the book Historia Militaris ODonnell deploys a fusillade of fact and fresh research in a Revolutionary War history rich in irony and event Readers will admire ODonnells exhaustive research, skilled organization of the material, and the high readability of the writing With a firm grasp of tactics, strategy, and the sociopolitical landscape, ODonnell captures the horror and absurdities of the war better than most Kirkus Reviews Using primary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, ODonnell effectively traces the story of Marylands immortals, describing their battles authentically along with the precariousness of the American cause This book will be of interest to both general readers and scholars interested in the military aspects of the American Revolution Library Journal ODonnell spent five years researching the Marylanders exploits, visiting every battlefield where they fought from New York to South Carolina and combing through archives in the U.S and Britain What he learned prompted him to dub those patriots Americas original band of brothers, men who continued the fight despite overwhelming odds and constant lack of food, clothing and equipment Associated Press An epic story of heroism and devotion that begins with the formation of the unit in Balti during the winter of 1774 Breitbart Washingtons Immortals tells the extraordinary story of the most important band of brothers, forgotten men who changed the course of American history This is ODonnell at his very besta deeply moving, superbly researched page turner.Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter Patrick ODonnell has pioneered the pursuit of dogged research and the collection of revealing oral histories to produce moving accounts of key moments in American history Now hes set his sights on the Revolutionary War Washingtons Immortals is a fascinating story about an important and largely overlooked Maryland unit in that war It will definitely keep you turning pages.Douglas C Waller, New York Times bestselling author of Disciples The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan and Wild Bill Donovan Washingtons Immortals is an amazing tale of pluck and devotion among one of the U.S Armys first elite outfits, the Maryland Line ODonnell expertly brings the valiant citizen soldiers to life with vivid prose and meticulous primary source research Highly recommended.Joseph Balkoski, author of The Last Roll Call, and director of the Maryland Museum of Military History Patrick ODonnell is blessed with a rare gift for storytelling and a keen empathy for the realities of soldiers in combat He walks in the footsteps of his subjects like few other historians are ableor willingto do In this impressively researched, well written book, he brings the world of the American Revolution to life with an immediacy that almost defies belief By focusing on one group of stalwart soldiers who sacrificed so much for the sake of their ideals, ODonnell sheds important new light on the motivation and actions of Americas most effective revolutionaries Washingtons Immortals is a must read for anyone even remotely interested in the American combat soldier, regardless of the era.John C McManus, Curators Professor of US Military History, Missouri University of Science and Technology author of The Dead and Those About to Die, D Day The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, and Grunts Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience Patrick K ODonnells newest work is not so much a forgotten page of our history as it is a truly untold storya story that takes us into the lives of a unit caught up in a world changing struggle to throw off the shackles of colonialism The reader will learn things here about the American Revolution that were never taught in high school history classes ODonnells admirably researched and gripping narrative is a tribute to these forgotten patriot warriors, and a must read for students of American military history.Will Irwin, Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University, author of The Jedburghs and Abundance of Valor Patrick ODonnell has written what portends to be the definitive history of the famous Revolutionary War era Maryland Line Long considered by historians as George Washingtons Continental Army shock troops, ODonnell tells a thoroughly entertaining and highly readable story From Brooklyn Heights to Yorktown, ODonnell clearly shows why this particular band of brothers earned the title of Washingtons Immortals.Charles P Neimeyer, Ph.D., Director and Chief of Marine Corps History, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia Through a long war that was frequently on the verge of disaster, soldiers from Maryland repeatedly played a pivotal role in the Continental armys narrow escapes and surprise victories Washingtons Immortals is a soldiers eye view of the Marylanders who fought in the Revolutions most desperate clashes ODonnell weaves together first hand accounts, many from archival sources never before published, to reveal the struggles and triumphs of this remarkable regiment and the men who were part of it.Don N Hagist, author of British Soldiers, American War Patrick ODonnell has written one of the most extraordinary books on the American Revolution that I have read Every page brings unexpected personal stories and other historical treasures to vivid life Its unique Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty The American Revolution Patrick ODonnell brings us into the Revolution through the experiences of the officers and men of a crack Maryland unit that was in it from beginning to end This is splendid historyintimate, immediate, sweeping, inspiring You should, and you will, honor these men.Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father Rediscovering George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, American General George Washington honored the soldiers of the 1st Maryland Regiment of the Continental Army for their service and sacrifice by calling them the men of the old line In continuing tribute to them, Maryland still proclaims its nickname as The Old Line State In Washingtons Immortals, noted military historian Patrick ODonnell has written a gripping account of the men and units that made up the Maryland Line during our War for Independence who first earned that glorious nickname, and which the soldiers of the Maryland Army National Guards 175th Infantry continued to do so at places with names like Gettysburg, Normandy, and Iraq.Glenn F Williams, author of Duns War The Last Conflict of Americas Colonial Era Perhaps no war in American history has been difficult to see through soldiers eyes than the Revolutionary War Patrick ODonnell brings their experiences to life for twenty first century readers in a way that no other historian has managed to do, accomplishing for the Revolutionary War what Stephen Ambroses Band of Brothers did for World War II The 1st Maryland Regiment participated in some of the most important battles of the war, gradually progressing from ordinary to elite status Its story is the story of how the people of the United States became free.Edward G Lengel, Editor in Chief of The Papers of George Washington and author of Inventing George WashingtonPatrick K O Donnell is a bestselling, critically acclaimed military historian and an expert on elite units He is the author of eleven books, including Washington s Immortals, We Were One, and Dog Company, and he is the recipient of several national awards He served as a combat historian in a Marine rifle platoon during the Battle of Fallujah and speaks often on espionage, special operations, and counterinsurgency He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks award winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for scores of documentaries 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    • The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home
    • 1.3
    • 54
    • Hardcover
    • 288 pages
    • Patrick K O Donnell
    • English
    • 17 March 2017

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