Two armies. One flag. No honor.
The darkest day in American history.
Former political journalist Glen Craney has enthralled readers with novels set during the medieval crusades and Scottish wars of independence. Now the award-winning author turns to World War I and the Great Depression, bringing to life the little-known story of the Bonus March of 1932, which culminated in a violent clash between thousands of homeless veterans and U.S. Army regulars on the streets of the nation's capital.
"[A] wonderful source of historical fact wrapped in a compelling novel.... will both teach and entertain."
— HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY"[A] vivid picture of not only men being deprived of their veterans' rights, but of their human rights as well.... a valuable service chronicling it in this admirable book."
— MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA"Craney has written an outstanding social and military historical novel of the United States."
— MARINE VETERAN JOSEPH SPUCKLER, AUTHOR ALLIANCE
Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And the nation holds its collective breath as a rail-riding hobo from Portland leads 20,000 fellow World War I veterans on a desperate quest to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand payment of their service compensation bonus.
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This timely epic evokes the historical novels of Jeff Sharra as it sweeps across three decades and unfolds events through the eyes of eight remarkable Americans who survive the fighting in France during the Great War and come together again, fourteen years later, to determine the fate of a country threatened by communism and fascism:
Herbert Hoover, the beleaguered president.Douglas MacArthur, the ambitious general.Pelham Glassford, the compassionate police chief.Walter Waters, the troubled leader of the Bonus veterans.Floyd Gibbons, the war correspondent and famous radio broadcaster.Joe Angelo, the Italian-American who serves as George Patton's orderly.Ozzie Taylor, the street musician turned Harlem Hellfighter.Anna Raber, the Mennonite nurse.
We follow these fascinating Americans across a memorable panorama that reaches from the Boxer Rebellion in China to the Plain of West Point, from the persecution of conscientious objectors in the Midwest to the horrors of the Marne in France, and from the Hoovervilles of the heartland to the pitiful Anacostia encampment in the bowels of Washington, D.C.
Here is an alarming portrayal of the political intrigue and government betrayal that resulted in the only violent conflict between two American armies under the same flag.
"One of the best and most memorable books I have ever read."
— MARINE VETERAN NATHAN MERCER"Craney combines the visual imagery of a screenwriter and the objectivity of a journalist with the passions of a writer." — LINDA ROOT
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