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Author: Stephen L. Harris Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781494584313
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The soldiers of the Third U.S. Infantry Division in World War I were outnumbered and inexperienced young men facing hardened veterans, but their actions proved to be a turning point during the last German offensive of World War I.

In stopping three German divisions from crossing the Marne River, these heroic American soldiers blocked the road to Paris east of Château-Thierry, helped save the French capital and, in doing so, played a key role in turning the tide of the war. The Allies then began a counteroffensive that drove the enemy back to the Hindenburg Line, and four months later the war was over.

Rock of the Marne follows the Third Division's Sixth Brigade, which took the brunt of the German attack. The officers, many of them West Pointers and elite Ivy Leaguers, fighting side-by-side with enlisted men—city dwellers and country boys, cowboys and coal miners who came from every corner of America along with newly planted immigrants from Europe—answered their country's call to duty.

This is the gripping true account of one of the most important—yet least explored—battles of World War I. Download and start listening now!

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  • Harris brings this epochal event alive with breathtaking vividness and skill. Thomas Fleming, author of The Illusion of Victory

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About the Author

Stephen L. Harris is a former newspaper and TV news editor, and currently American editor of the Journal of Olympic History. His articles have appeared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, American Legion magazine, Yankee and Missouri Life among others. He holds a degree in English from Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont, and studied creative writing at New York City’s New School.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.