Check out the book, The Yanks are Starving, by Glen Craney, as featured on Writer Christoph Fischer’s blog.
“The Yanks are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army” by Glen Craney is a large and complex novel covering so much more than only the Bonus March from the title – which in itself is a truly inspired and appreciated choice. The protest march by WWI veterans is not widely known about and this fills the gap in my knowledge not only with a sharp focus on the events. Crabey goes back to the beginning of the century and to several locations to show how interconnected worldwide events are and how individual fates and personalities perceive and contribute to the event. The characters may seem unusual choices at times but all makes sense once you reached the end of this loaded novel.
As European it was rather fascinating to see the American perspective, especially since there are various well chosen characters and strands of narrative.
This truly is an…
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