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Author O'Donnell, Patrick K., 1969- author.

Title The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home / Patrick K. O'Donnell.

Publication Info. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    355.16 ODO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Description 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) and index.
Contents I. America goes to war, 1917 -- Getting over there -- The Kaiser's killing machine -- James Delaney and the SS Campana -- Q ships and depth charges: Das Boot -- II. Buildup, 1917-1918 -- Pershing and the AEF -- Ernest August Janson: first to fight -- Trench warfare -- III. Defending Paris, 1918 -- Belleau Wood -- Hill 142 -- "The Marines are fighting like Trojans" -- Edward Younger: Vaux -- IV. Counteroffensive, 1918 -- Turing point: Soissons -- V. By sea, 1918 -- Charles Leo O'Connor: USS Mount Vernon -- James Delaney: Brandenberg -- VI. Offensive, 1918 -- St. Mihiel -- Thomas Daniel Saunders: breaching the wire -- The skies above and victory -- "A natural fortress...beside which the wilderness in which Grant fought Lee was a park": the Meuse-Argonne -- Harry Taylor and the Wild West Division -- The charge of the Light Brigade at Gesnes -- Mission impossible: Blanc Mont Ridge -- Woodfill of the Regulars -- "I got a few" -- Louis Razga: the big guns -- VII. The final battles and coming home -- The final push -- The bridge -- Occupation -- VIII. America's unknown soldier -- the unknown -- Coming home -- Afterword: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Summary Patrick O'Donnell illuminates the saga behind the creation of the Tomb itself and recreates the moving ceremony during which it was consecrated and the eight Body Bearers, and the sergeant who had chosen the one body to be interred, solemnly united. Brilliantly 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 a century later. --
Subject Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.).
Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.).
War memorials -- Virginia.
Sepulchral monuments -- Virginia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.
United States -- Armed Forces -- History.
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