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From Stephen L. Harris comes the stirring account of the Third U.S. Infantry Division in the Second Battle of the Marne—where the tide of World War I was finally turned.

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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.

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

"This is military history as its meant to be." ---Daniel P. Bolger Lt. Gen. U.S. Army. Ret., author of Why We Lost

"Stephen Harris has written a thrilling account of a critical, but mostly forgotten, battle of the Great War…" ---Michael Hanlon, First World War Editor and Publisher

Rock of the Marne

The American Soldiers Who Turned the Tide Against the Kaiser in World War I

Author Stephen L. Harris

Narrated by Joe Barrett

Publication date Oct 6, 2015

Running time 10 hrs 25 min

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