The Yanks are Starving
by Glen Craney
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Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And as the summer of 1932 approaches, a charismatic, rail-riding hobo leads twenty thousand desperate World War I veterans across the country to demand payment of their service compensation on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
The tragic events depicted in this sweeping historical novel are unfolded through the eyes of eight Americans, all from widely different backgrounds, who survive the fighting in France and come together again during a tense July month to determine the nation’s fate:
— Herbert Hoover, the beleaguered president.
— Douglas MacArthur, the ambitious West Point general.
— Pelham Glassford, the compassionate District of Columbia police chief.
— Walter Waters, the troubled leader of the Bonus veterans.
— Floyd Gibbons, the war correspondent and famous radio broadcaster.