Archive of Book Reviews Published by the Association of the United States Army's ARMY Magazine

Alvin York’s Fellow Soldiers Get Belated Recognition

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Alvin York’s Fellow Soldiers Get Belated Recognition

A new book tells the story of courage and heroism of 17 men during one of the final Allied offensives during World War I. 

“This is the story of a patrol, men acting together for the common good in the face of horrible odds,” author James Carl Nelson said Feb. 25 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar. “It's a story of a triumph followed by tragedy followed once more by triumph—not individual, but collective.” 

Webinar Highlights Alvin York, Fellow Soldiers’ Heroics

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Webinar Highlights Alvin York, Fellow Soldiers’ Heroics

The heroic actions of Sgt. Alvin York and his fellow soldiers during World War I will be the focus of an upcoming Thought Leaders webinar presented by the Association of the U.S. Army.

During the Feb. 25 event, author James Carl Nelson will discuss his book The York Patrol: The Real Story of Alvin York and the Unsung Heroes Who Made Him World War I’s Most Famous Soldier.

Army Must Confront Its Past in Push for Equality

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Army Must Confront Its Past in Push for Equality

It’s time for the Army to confront its past and embrace a “new narrative” that focuses on American heroes, according to a retired Army general.

AUSA Webinar Discusses New Book on Lee, Confederacy

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AUSA Webinar Discusses New Book on Lee, Confederacy

The author of a new book on Robert Lee and the Confederacy will speak Feb. 4 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

Retired Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule, professor emeritus of history at West Point, where he taught for two decades, will discuss Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause.

‘Savage’ WWII Battle Highlights Soldiers’ Courage

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‘Savage’ WWII Battle Highlights Soldiers’ Courage

The bravery of American paratroopers in an epic and largely forgotten battle on Corregidor Island during the final months of World War II is highlighted in a recently published book.

“This is one of the nastiest 10-day battles I think I've ever researched,” author Kevin Maurer said Jan. 22 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar. “This is a fight in deep ravines. It's a fight in tunnels and in caves, and it's pretty savage.”

Thought Leaders: Authors Discuss Vietnam War

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Thought Leaders: Authors Discuss Vietnam War

In a virtual discussion hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, Vietnam veterans talked about setting the record straight on pivotal wartime operations by sharing thoroughly researched eyewitness accounts from the ground and air. 

Based on more than 10 years of research, Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc highlights the three-day attack on Kham Duc, a remote Army Special Forces camp, in May 1968. During the battle, more than 1,500 people were evacuated and 12 aircraft were shot down as two regiments of the 2nd North Vietnamese Army Division attacked. 

AUSA Releases Exclusive Medal of Honor Collection

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AUSA Releases Exclusive Medal of Honor Collection

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing an exclusive Medal of Honor compendium featuring all four graphic novels produced this year as part of a series honoring recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor. 

This year, AUSA released graphic novels on Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the famed “Harlem Hellfighters” from World War I; 2nd Lt. Daniel Inouye, a World War II hero who went on to become a U.S. senator; and Cpl. Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who fought in Korea.