WWI Crusaders

WWI Crusaders by Jeffrey B. Miller

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WWI Crusaders: A band of Yanks in German-occupied Belgium help save millions from starvation as civilians resist the harsh German rule. August 1914 to May 1917. — published November 11, 2018 to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI — covers August 1914, when the war began, to May 1917, when the last U.S. delegates left Belgium because of America’s April entry into the war. The events of a century past come alive in real time as WWI Crusaders follows the lives of a handful of young CRB delegates, two U.S. diplomats, a 22-year-old Belgian woman, and those responsible for producing an underground newspaper. A substantial epilogue wraps up all major stories and people through the end of the war and beyond. The book has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being one of only 100 books to be included in Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018. The Kirkus Starred Review stated: “A tour-de-force history. . . gripping historical narrative. . . A magnum opus that celebrates the qualities of compassion, honor, and humanitarian virtue.”

National Awards and Recognitions

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
Bronze, Foreword’s Indies Best Books of 2018, War & Military
Winner, Colorado Authors’ League, History
Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards, History
Finalist, American Book Fest, Best Books of 2018
Finalist, Colorado Book Awards, History
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Book Reviews

“A tour-de-force history. . .gripping historical narrative. . .A magnum opus that celebrates the qualities of compassion, honor, and humanitarian virtue.”
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“This detailed account . . . has all the makings of a dramatic feature film: A rising political star . . . underground journalists . . . romance among natives and U.S. delegates to the CRB. . . and lots of human conflict. . .Well-documented and well-written, this [book] will appeal to historians and non-fiction lovers alike.”
Indie Reader Discovery Awards

“The book is as impressive a feat as the topic it chronicles. . . The book is elegantly written with a firm hold on its historical background. The narrative is dense, detailed, and tightly knit.”
Foreword Clarion Review, 4 out of 5 stars

“For any student of WWI history, Miller has created an invaluable addition to the scholarship.”
BlueInk Starred Review

“If ever a book could be described as a true labour of love, then it’s this one. . . This remarkable tome covers the August 1914 to May 1917 timespan. . . Highly detailed, a fascinating story, well illustrated and superbly written — what more could we ask for?”
Britain at War Magazine

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