War Stories of the Infantry: Americans in Combat, 1918 to Today

War Stories of the Infantry: Americans in Combat, 1918 to Today

by Michael Green, James Brown

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Overview

"I love the infantry," famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle said, "because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without."

This book tells the stories of these soldiers. From the muddy trenches of France in World War I to the arid landscape of Iraq, War Stories of the Infantry immerses the reader in the immediate drama of combat as American infantrymen, Army and Marine Corps, have experienced it. In its pages, infantrymen tell of their struggles with the enemy, the terrain, and the weather, as well as their own fears and doubts in battle. In the humid heat of a faraway jungle, in the bone-chilling cold of a Korean mountaintop, we endure what they endure, see what they see--as they rout the enemy, open their eyes in a field hospital, or suffer the indignities of a POW camp. These are the stories of the largely unsung heroes who do the lion’s share of fighting and dying for their country while protecting the freedoms and liberties that many of us take for granted. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616732486
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects with more than ninety books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.


Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects with more than ninety books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.
James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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Stevo’s Book Review“’I love the infantry,’ famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle said, ‘because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without.’ This book tells the stories of these soldiers. From the muddy trenches of France in World War I to the arid landscape of Iraq, War Stories of the Infantry immerses the reader in the immediate drama of combat as American infantrymen, Army and Marine Corps, have experienced it. In its pages, infantrymen tell of their struggles with the enemy, the terrain, and the weather, as well as their own fears and doubts in battle. In the humid heat of a faraway jungle, in the bone-chilling cold of a Korean mountaintop, we endure what they endure, see what they see—as they rout the enemy, open their eyes in a field hospital, or suffer the indignities of a POW camp. These are the stories of the largely unsung heroes who do the lion's share of fighting and dying for their country while protecting the freedoms and liberties that many of us take for granted.”

Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine“From the muddy trenches of France in World War I to the arid landscape of Iraq, War Stories of the Infantry immerses a reader in the immediate drama of combat as American infantrymen. Army and Marine Corps, have experienced it. In its pages, infantrymen tell of their struggles with the enemy, the terrain, the weather, as well as their own fears and doubts in battle. We endure what they endure, as they rout the enemy or open their eyes in a field hospital or suffer the indignities of a POW camp.”

Bookviews, May 2009“These are the accounts set down by men who were engaged in the battles, telling what it was like to cross a field of fire to rescue a fallen comrade in arms. A former infantryman myself, I can attest that it is always the infantry, the foot soldier, that bears the real brunt of battle. These stories are not by men who set out to be heroes, but rather of ordinary men who were doing their duty and trying to stay alive in the process.”

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