The Commission for Relief in Belgium —
The largest food relief the world had ever seen.
Yanks Gives A Fascinating Overview
NINE-TIME FINALIST in 7 Contests
(5 National, 2 Colorado) WINNER of the Colorado Book Awards History Category
“This is a powerful work of history, as informative
as it is dramatically gripping. An impressive blend
of painstaking historical scholarship and
Kirkus Review about Yanks Behind the Lines
NINE-TIME FINALIST in Seven Book Contests (5 national, 2 Colorado)
WINNER in two (1 national, 1 Colorado)
Three Ways to Read the Story
The Fascinating Overview
Published October 22, 2020
Yanks behind the Lines — This 300-page book published by international book publisher Rowman & Littlefield is the distillation of more than 10 years of work and my previous two books into a concise and fascinating overview for general readers. Covering August 1914 until May 1917 when the last Americans had to leave Belgium because of America’s April entry into the war, Yanks is structured thematically, providing chapters for all the critical issues while interweaving intriguing personal details about individual Americans and Belgians. (Preorder direct from Rowman and Littlefield or from Amazon.) See reviews and book blurbs.
The Chaotic Beginnings
Published October 2014
Behind the Lines — A Kirkus Best Books of 2014, the book was described as “An excellent history that should catapult Miller to the top tier of popular historians.” (I’m still waiting for the catapult!) It details the war’s chaotic first five months (August-December 1914), the complexities of starting the CRB and the CN, and the initial civilian resistance to the harsh German rule. Order at Amazon.
The Full Story
WWI Crusaders — A Kirkus Best books of 2018, this 762-page book for general readers tells the interlacing stories of German brutality, Belgian resistance, and the American humanitarian crusaders of the CRB. Covering August 1914 to May 1917, Crusaders follows a handful of young CRB delegates, two US diplomats, a 22-year-old Belgian woman, and the publishers of an underground newspaper. A substantial epilogue wraps up all major stories and people through the end of the war and beyond. Order at Amazon.