The Yanks Are Starving by Glen CraneyThe Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starving

byGlen Craney

Paperback | October 15, 2013

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Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And as the summer of 1932 approaches, a charismatic hobo leads twenty thousand desperate World War I veterans into the nation's capital to demand their service compensation.In this sweeping historical novel, the poignant chain of events leading up to this tense confrontation is told through the eyes of eight key participants:-- Herbert Hoover, the beleaguered president who fed millions of starving Europeans, only to be unfairly castigated at home for his indifference to hungry Americans.-- Douglas MacArthur, the ambitious West Point general who is convinced that the protesting veterans are the vanguard of a vast communist conspiracy to take over the nation.-- Pelham Glassford, the creatively gifted and compassionate police chief who champions the cause of the homeless veterans, only to be sabotaged by Administration officials.-- Walter Waters, the troubled former medic who convinces his fellow Portland veterans to ride the rails across the country to confront Hoover and Congress.-- Floyd Gibbons, the celebrated war correspondent who becomes the Headline Hunter, the nation's most famous radio broadcaster.-- Joe Angelo, the diminutive Italian American veteran who saves George Patton's life in France, only to be driven off in his greatest hour of need.-- Ozzie Taylor, a private with the Harlem Hellfighters, the legendary African-American regiment that must fight with the French because of the Army's segregation.-- Anna Raber, a Mennonite nurse who tends to American wounded in the trenches and joins the Bonus Marchers in Washington.This timely epic leads the reader across a memorable panorama of unforgettable scenes: From the Boxer Rebellion in China to the Plain of West Point, the persecution of Mennonite conscientious objectors to the horrors of the Marne, and the Hoovervilles of the heartland to the pitiful Anacostia encampment in the bowels of the capital.Here is the shocking but little-known story of the political intrigue and government betrayal that culminated in the only pitched battle ever fought between two American armies under the same flag.
Title:The Yanks Are StarvingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:562 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Brigid's Fire PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0981648444

ISBN - 13:9780981648446

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book A great book about a part of US history I had no knowledge (as a kiwi, possibly not a surprise)
Date published: 2014-04-26