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Sergeant York and the Great War Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 978-161999-1101
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 220
  • Publisher: My Father's World

Sergeant York and the Great War (Tom Skeyhill)

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This book details the early days of Alvin York, a backwoods Tennessean who lived in obscurity until he was drafted and trained to fight for the United States overseas during what was called The Great War – what we know as World War I.  Sergeant York kept a war diary that was published in 1928 by Mr. Tom Skeyhill.

This is a unique reproduction of Sergeant York’s war diary. Added to the events of the war diary are pictures and general information about World War I which allow the reader to experience, perhaps for a moment, the feeling of what it was like to walk alongside Alvin York in the early 1900s.

There was a time that Sergeant Alvin C. York was a household name in America. Perhaps many of you recognize the name from the motion picture of Sergeant York played by Gary Cooper. Needless to say, the movie won Cooper his first Oscar and gave Sergeant York even more notoriety, helping to retain his status as a true American hero.

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Sergeant York and the Great War

This book details the early days of Alvin York, a backwoods Tennessean who lived in obscurity until he was drafted and trained to fight for the United States overseas during what was called The Great War – what we know as World War I.  Sergeant York kept a war diary that was published in 1928 by Mr. Tom Skeyhill.

This is a unique reproduction of Sergeant York’s war diary. Added to the events of the war diary are pictures and general information about World War I which allow the reader to experience, perhaps for a moment, the feeling of what it was like to walk alongside Alvin York in the early 1900s.

There was a time that Sergeant Alvin C. York was a household name in America. Perhaps many of you recognize the name from the motion picture of Sergeant York played by Gary Cooper. Needless to say, the movie won Cooper his first Oscar and gave Sergeant York even more notoriety, helping to retain his status as a true American hero.

About the Author

Tom Skeyhill (Thomas John Skeyhill, 1895-1932) was a soldier himself, who served in the 8th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force during World War I.  After a year of active service in the war, he was rendered blind by an explosion in 1915 and returned to Australia.  He had been actively writing and some of his work had been published in the papers of London and Melbourne.  His first work, Soldier Songs from Anzac (poetry) was published shortly after the close of The Great War and sold 20,000 copies in a mere four months.

Skeyhill then toured Australia, known as “the blind soldier poet”, and raised funds on his speaking tours for the Red Cross. He then commenced a tour of lectures in North America and was called by Theodore Roosevelt ‘the finest soldier speaker in the world’.  He went on to write other articles for magazines and books about wartime experiences, among which Sergeant York and the Great War became the best known.

Contents

  1. Boyhood
  2. Gone Hog-Wild
  3. Rough Livin’
  4. Guns A-Plenty
  5. Turkeys Don’t Live Long
  6. Larnin’ from Nature
  7. Right-Smart Hunger
  8. Saddlebag Preachers
  9. Mother
  10. War is A-Brewin’
  11. Conscientious Objector
  12. Joinin’ Up Weren’t No Picni
  13. Blessed Are the Peacemakers
  14. Background to Los Ground
  15. “I’m In the Army Now, Not Behind a Plow”
  16. The All-American 82nd Division
  17. Shootin’ the Breeze
  18. The Yanks are A-Comin’
  19. The Allies
  20. American’s Prepare
  21. Trench Warfare
  22. We Is Goin’ In to Fioght
  23. Battle of St. Mihile
  24. The Argonne Fight
  25. The Official Story
  26. After the Smoke has Cleared
  27. The Armistice
  28. The Celebration
  29. Goin’ Home
  30. Heap O’ Larnin’

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