A Very Muddy Place: War Stories

Stephen Wendell (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.98
Publisher
Peregrine Publishing Company
Publish Date
April 11, 2019
Pages
174
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.56 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9791096666423

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About the Author

Stephen Wendell is the author of the Littlelot series of children's books, including a title in French: PETIT LOT ET LE GRAND COR DE LA LICORNE. In 2018, he followed his great grandfather from Tennessee to the Great War in France a hundred years before. Stephen recounts his ancestor's war stories in A VERY MUDDY PLACE.

Reviews

"A VERY MUDDY PLACE is one of the most fascinating books I've read about the humble soldier's point of view. It focuses on the experiences of the author's great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Potts, who fought with the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. The book is a vivid and deft mingling of anecdotes, history, and dramatic fiction, enriched with historic photographs, documents, and detailed maps. This is a captivating and historically important work. I highly recommend it!"―Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

"Far too many histories of the First World War languish in private letters and forgotten family records. In A VERY MUDDY PLACE, Stephen Wendell constructs a narrative with his great grandfather's stories to open a window on the horrors of that distant war. Using primary source material, he brings the Great War to life in the person of Benjamin Franklin Potts. This book is a delight, an insightful combination of historical narrative and fictional recreation, and we are better for it."―Steve Ruskin, PhD History, author of America's First Great Eclipse

"Stephen Wendell crafts a poignant, stirring, and ultimately remarkable account of his ancestor's service in the Great War. His attention to detail and depth of research is commendable. Interspersed with personal anecdotes and a keen sense of empathy, A VERY MUDDY PLACE is a unique, triumphant work of the highest merit and a tribute unlike anything I've ever read."―LTC Kevin Ikenberry, USA, Ret., author of The Protocol War series