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Alvin York

A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne (American Warriors)

Douglas V. Mastriano


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Alvin C. York (1887-1964)-devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I-is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. Known to generations through Gary Cooper's Academy Award-winning portrayal in the 1941 film Sergeant York, York is credited with the capture of 132 German soldiers on October 8, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne region of France-a deed for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. At war's end, the media glorified York's bravery but.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813145198, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

About the Author

Douglas V. Mastriano, Ph.D., is a Colonel in the U.S. Army.