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

Graphic Novel Highlights 1st Medal of Honor Recipient

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Graphic Novel Highlights 1st Medal of Honor Recipient

The story of Pvt. Jacob Parrott, the first soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor, is highlighted in the newest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest valor award.

Medal of Honor: Jacob Parrott tells of how Parrott and 23 other men volunteered during the Civil War to go nearly 200 miles into Confederate territory to steal a train and destroy tracks behind them as they sped north, all part of a plan to prevent reinforcements from interfering with an attempted capture of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Retired Gen. Joulwan Shares His Leadership Secrets

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Retired Gen. Joulwan Shares His Leadership Secrets

A retired four-star general whose career spanned from Vietnam to the White House is sharing the secrets behind his success in leading soldiers, allies and enemies alike in his soon-to-be-published book.

“There are 36 years of experience in this book,” retired Gen. George Joulwan, author of Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier’s Journey From Berlin to Bosnia, said April 20 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar.

Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

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Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

The Association of the U.S. Army hosted four Army veterans who’ve gone beyond the call of service to make sure women’s voices—and their experiences on the front lines—are heard.

“The images of war have been those of men,” Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps and founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, said March 24 during a panel as part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

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.