Patrick K. O'Donnell - The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WWI's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Now the resting place of soldiers from several conflicts, Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was built in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I. While we don’t have the story of that first anonymous soldier, we do have those of the eight Body Bearers, veterans selected by General Pershing to escort the Unknown home. Drawn from throughout America’s service branches, the group included a cowboy who recreated the Charge of the Light Brigade and a Native American who broke through German barbed wire defenses. O’Donnell, the award-winning author of Washington’s Immortals, uses these vivid profiles to frame his moving and important account of the American experience in the Great War and to reflect on the meaning of public commemoration.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128331
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - May 1st, 2018

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