Alamo Doughboy (Paperback)

Marching Into the Heart of Kaiser's Germany During World War I

By Jennifer Rude Klett

Branden Books, 9780828325073, 183pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

List Price: 18.95*
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Alamo Doughboy is a true story about a private who served with the Tex-as/Oklahoma Ninetieth Division in the First World War, his two brothers and two cous-ins, all of whom grew up in the same small town in Minnesota. This engrossing account is told from the neglected perspective of an infantry soldier in the trenches, containing many letters, maps, and photographs. What was it like going over the top? Fighting the German soldiers? Being a dispatch runner? What happened November 11, 1918? Who were in the Lost Battalion? What kept the doughboys going, and what happened if they survived the brutal physical and emotional trauma and returned home? How did the war affect the family? Alamo Doughboy is a solid military history, yet it transcends the war book genre. It's also about the home front, a boy and his dog, fait.