Through the Wheat (Simmons) (PB)
The U.S. Marines in World War I
One of the great defining moments in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps was their participation in World War I. These two highly regarded historians, recount this experience in great detail, capturing the spirit that earned the WWI Marines the sobriquet "Devil dogs," while providing an important combat study of the conflict. Names like Belleau Wood, Soissons, and St. Mihiel still resonate today, nearly a century later, and Simmons and Alexander leave no doubt as to why. Hand-to-hand combat as seen through the lenses of a gas mask is accompanied by cogent analysis and thought-provoking assessments of this war and its impact on the U.S. Marine Corps.
About the Authors
Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons served in the Marine Corps for thirty-six years, and was the Director of Marine Corps History and Museums. Simmons is the author of The United States Marines, and Frozen Choisin. Simmons died in 2007.
Col. Joseph H. Alexander served in the Marine Corps for twenty-eight years. He is the author of Utmost Savagery and four other books. He lives in Asheville, NC.