The Yanks Are Coming (Atheneum, 1986)

The Yanks Are Coming: The United States in the First World War

Albert Marrin

World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars,” Its story is brought to life for readers of today. It is the story of how the United States mobilized industry, trained doughboy soldiers, and promoted the war to the people at home, and how the Yanks helped the Allies turn the tide of World War I in Europe. The blood, dirt, and desperation of the war is illustrated in tales of action, daring and bravery.



I first learned of Marrin when I acquired the Yanks Are Coming for a unit on WWI for my homeschoolers. A life-long history buff, I found that book to be the single best thing I've read on WWI.

—Amazon Review