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Sergeant York - eBook
Thomas Nelson / 2010 / ePub
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This succinct and gripping new account of Sgt. York's remarkable life includes details from exclusive interviews with the sargeant's three surviving children and information drawn from battlefield eyewitness reports and original film studio archives: fresh reminders of the legacy of one of America's great Christian patriots.
Growing up in the Tennessee hills, Alvin York was equallyrenowned as a marksman and as a hard-drinking brawler. A dramatic New Years conversionconvinced him that killing was against Gods will, and yet this shy, big-bonedmountaineer singlehandedly dispatched two dozen Germans and captured 132 in theclosing days of World War I. He earned the Medal of Honor and a ticker tapeparade but refused to cash in on his fame, insisting Uncle Sams uniform aintfor sale.
This succinct and gripping new account of Sgt. Yorks remarkablelife includes details from exclusive interviews with the sergeants threesurviving children and information drawn from battlefield eyewitness reports andoriginal film studio archives: fresh reminders of the legacy of one of Americasgreat Christian patriots.
We learn about life through the lives of others. Their experiences,their trials, their adventures become our schools, our chapels, our playgrounds.Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers,highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church through proseas accessible and concise as it is personal and engaging. Some are familiar faces.Others are unexpected guests. Whether the person is D.L. Moody, Sergeant York, SaintNicholas, John Bunyan, or William F. Buckley, we are now living in the worldthat they created and understand both it and ourselves better in the light oftheir lives. Their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires uniquelyilluminate our shared experience.
John Perry has appeared on C-SPAN Book TV, The Janet Parhsall Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and other syndicated broadcast shows. He has published biographies of Charles Colson, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Sgt. York. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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