The York Patrol: The Real Story of Alvin York and the Unsung Heroes Who Made Him World War I's Most Famous Soldier


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$28.99  $26.67
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
February 23, 2021
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

James Carl Nelson received the 2017 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Colonel Joseph Alexander Award for Biography. He is the author of three acclaimed histories of the American experience in World War I: I Will Hold: The Story of USMC Legend Clifton B. Cates, from Belleau Wood to Victory in the Great War; Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I; and The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War. A former staff writer for the Miami Herald, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


An admiring but realistic account of an American hero well suited to any WWI buff.--Kirkus Reviews
Well researched. ... Military history buffs will savor learning the truth behind this WWI legend.--Publishers Weekly
Dramatic. ... A stirring account of an important incident and time in American history.--Booklist
Alvin York's story has never been told better. With riveting detail and fast-paced drama, The York Patrol is a must read. --MITCHELL YOCKELSON, author of Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I
"James Carl Nelson offers a well-crafted account of the exploit that earned York the Medal of Honor, while also crediting the other men--unjustly forgotten--who also performed deeds of valor alongside him that day. An important and exciting book.--Edward G. Lengel, chief historian, Medal of Honor Museum, and author of Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion
James Carl Nelson has again combined thorough research with commanding prose to bring a fascinating true story from the Western Front to living color. The York Patrol not only pulls the authentic Alvin York away from the legend surrounding his heroism, it gives long-overdue voice to the sixteen men who fought alongside him on that October morning in the Argonne Forest. This is exceptional military history worthy of its heroic subject.--MATTHEW J. DAVENPORT, author of First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I