"World War I: the Marne Miracle"
"This book brilliantly succeeds at two levels. First, giving a clear picture of the overall course of World War I, America's grudging entrance, and the strategic importance of the battle in which the Americans first participated. Secondly, it is the story of untested young men facing the challenge of battle. When the commander deserts his troops in the face of the enemy, Lt. James E. Moore leads his men in a charge reminiscent of the 20th Maine turning the tide at the Battle of Gettysburg. A remarkable book."
- Captain Craig Hanson, USN (Retired)
"The comprehensively researched book 'World War I: the Marne Miracle' is a tremendous recounting of the United States’ entry into World War I, the challenges of growing a combat ready force, and the patriotism of our nation in time of conflict. We follow the transformative evolution of a young small town college student, James E. Moore, as he decides to enlist in the United States Armed Forces, undergoes rigorous training, and becomes a battle tested infantry officer who heroically contributed to the successful outcome of the Second Battle of the Marne. Through Lt. Moore’s experiences, the author superbly captures the mobilization challenges the nation faced as the United States entered World War I, the arduous task of training the Army for war, and the trials and tribulations of a young untested officer fighting the battle seasoned Prussian Army in the trenches and forests of France. Significantly contributing to the reading experience are insightful letters from Lt. Moore to family and friends. The author has expertly assembled an enjoyable and informative recounting of events leading to the amazing successful defense of the Marne by American Expeditionary Forces."
- Colonel A. Allen Rasper, U.S. Army (Retired)
"Fascinating... incredible information and so well researched. So many details I was not aware of in WWI."
- Vice Admiral Edward C. Waller III, U.S. Navy (Retired)