Announcing the arrival of the all-new soldiering series
January 1, 1970This exciting six book series published by Lerner Publishing brings together some of my favorite stories of soldiers from the past. There is a revised edition of Billy Yank and Johhny Reb and Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats with great new illustrations and sidebars.
In addition, I got to tell stories from the Western Front in World War I which have always thrilled me in Doughboys Over There. I also had the chance to explore some wonderful tales from the Pacific in Battling in the Pacific. These are stories that are very special to me because my father fought over there during World War II.
In Siege of the Alamo, I had the chance to write about one of the most exciting events in American history, the story of such heroes as David Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Barrett Travis. And finally, Roman Legions on the March gave me a chance to write about my favorite period in history and put to use all those visits to far-flung Roman sites from Italy to Spain to England.
I hope that all of you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.