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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)|
Series: Christian Encounters
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 graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, with additional studies at University College, Oxford, England. Before beginning his career as an author in 1997, he was an award-winning advertising copywriter and radio producer. John has published 21 books as an author, collaborator, or ghostwriter. He is the biographer of Sgt. Alvin York, Mary Custis Lee (wife of Robert E. Lee and great granddaughter of Martha Washington), and George Washington Carver. Among other books, he has also written about the 1925 Scopes monkey trial (Monkey Business, with Marvin Olasky, B&H Publishing, 2005) and contemporary prison reform (God Behind Bars, Thomas Nelson, 2006). He is a two-time Gold Medallion finalist and Lincoln Prize nominee. He lives in Nashville.