2014 marks the centenary of the start of that conflict, and in Crocker’s sweeping, American-focused account, readers will learn:
How George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild invoice" Donovan (future founding father of the OSS, the realm battle II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and lots of different American heroes earned their army spurs in "The nice War"
Why, regardless of the efforts of the virtually absurdly pacifistic management of Woodrow Wilson, American involvement within the conflict used to be inevitable
How the 1st international battle used to be "the warfare that Made the trendy World"—sweeping away lots of the topped heads of Europe, redrawing the map of the center East, environment the degree for the increase of communism and fascism
Why the 1st international battle marked America’s transition from a frontier power—some of our global warfare I generals had really fought Indians—to an international superpower, with global struggle I generals like Douglas MacArthur dwelling to work out, and support form, the nuclear age
"The younger Lions of the struggle" -- heroes who shouldn't be forgotten, like air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Sergeant Alvin York (memorably portrayed by means of Gary Cooper within the Academy Award–winning motion picture Sergeant York), and all 4 of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons (one of whom used to be killed)
Stirring, and entire of brilliantly informed tales of guys at warfare, The Yanks Are Coming may be the crucial ebook for readers attracted to rediscovering America’s position within the First international battle on its hundredth anniversary.