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The Year That Tried Men's Souls. On December 6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. Novelist and popular historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the story of America's first year in World War II. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining events of that war were played out in the year 1942.

Year: 2004     Genre: World War II

A Storm in Flanders

The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front. Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought -- and thought about -- war. In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgium -- and brought the wrath of the world upon itself.

Year: 2002     Genre: World War I

Forrest Gump

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur.

Year: 1986     Genre:

Kearny's March

The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847. In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with a thousand cavalrymen of the First United States Dragoons. When his fantastic expedition ended a year and two-thousand miles later, the nation had doubled in size and now stretched from Atlantic to Pacific, fulfilling what many saw as its unique destiny.

Year: 2011     Genre: Westerns

The Generals

Patton, Macarthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II. Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier.

Year: 2015     Genre: World War IWorld War II

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1986Forrest Gump 
2002A Storm in Flanders World War I, Non-Fiction
20041942 World War II, Non-Fiction
2011Kearny's March Westerns, Non-Fiction
2015The Generals World War I, World War II, Non-Fiction