Since the United States Army’s inception by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, its remarkable service members have engaged in almost every one of the most important turning points in our nation’s history. In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin gathers the amazing experiences of America’s fighting men and women into one unforgettable collection.
"In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin assembled a series of articles that tell the story of American soldiers of all eras and all ranks, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and from privates to generals. The book is a wonderful mix of stories and authors: Louisa May Alcott's articulate accounting of her service as a nurse in the Civil War; Lakota Chief Red Horse on the Battle of the Little Big Horn; Cornelius Ryan in an extract from The Longest Day. . . . Martin has introduced each chapter with a brief description of the setting and added a few lines after each presentation. His work is very effective, both in his selection of articles and in the organization and presentation."
-- Brigadier General Philip L. Bolte, U.S. Amry (Ret.)
On Point book review, Fall 2007