Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division First Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0817318383
ISBN-10: 0817318380
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Send the Alabamians is an exceedingly well-researched, highly detailed account of Alabama’s 167th Infantry Regiment from its mobilization in 1916 for service on the Mexican border through its deployment to France for the final year of World War I. A Korean War combat veteran, Rod Frazer captures particularly impressively the hard, bloody fighting in which the 167th’s soldiers engaged in 1918. As Frazer’s account unfolds, the reader is reminded vividly why the men of the 167th were hailed by Alabama newspapers at the time as ‘The Immortals.’ Indeed, after reading this superb history, it is clear that the 167th truly exemplified Alabama’s motto, ‘We dare defend our rights.’ It is equally clear that Rod Frazer has done them a great service by capturing their impressive history for us.”
—General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired)

“Nimrod T. Frazer has created a moving textual memorial to the men of the 167th, about whom a brigadier general once exclaimed, “In time of war, send me all the Alabamians you can get, but in time of peace, for Lord’s sake, send them to somebody else!” Send the Alabamians recovers a long-forgotten chapter in Alabama history and represents an important contribution to scholarship on America and the Great War.”
The Alabama Review

“Rod Frazer does an amazing job describing the sights, sounds, and smells of the WWI battlefields as well as recounting personal stories of the brave men from Alabama’s 167th Infantry Regiment. The 167th fought under the flag of the famous 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division formed from across twenty-six states and sent to the front lines to repel the German Army’s march toward Paris. While Frazer focuses on the Alabama regiment’s many heroic deeds, he also brings into context many issues faced by the division leadership and the other divisional regiments from New York, Ohio, and Iowa. He tells of the ascension of Colonel Douglas MacArthur from chief of staff to brigade commander and how his leadership inspired WWI Rainbow soldiers. As you read this book you will see why past and present Rainbow soldiers are so proud of their beginnings. As a former commanding general of the 42nd, I thank Rod Frazer for this well-documented history of our beloved division.”
—Major General Joseph Taluto (US Army, Retired), chairman Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation
"Nimrod T. Frazer has made a significant contribution to Alabama’s military history, and to the record of regiments that fought with distinction in France during World War I. His book is well worth reading."
The Journal of America’s Military Past

Frazier's study succeeds on at least three levels. First, it is an outstanding example of a combat history of a prominent American military unit during the Great War. Second, Frazer's study makes a contribution to the ever-growing histiography that covers the exploits of the Rainbow Division, and third, his book captures the essence of the Alabamians as a fighting collection of citizen soldiers."
US Military History Review

"This manuscript makes an original and significant contribution to the field. In particular, the author makes a strong case for the importance of the 167th Alabama Infantry and its contribution to both the 42nd Division and the larger war effort. . . . The story pulled me in immediately due to the author’s connection to the 167th. . . . I believe this book could straddle both the academic and popular reading community. It is a well-researched and interesting story. The fact that the 167th was in the Rainbow Division only adds to the appeal of the subject."
—Dr. Nancy Gentile Ford, Professor of History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, author of Americans All!: Foreign-born Soldiers in World War I, Issues of War and Peace and The Great War and America: Civil-Military Relations during World War I

About the Author

Nimrod “Rod” Thompson Frazer is a retired investment banker, formerly CEO of Enstar. He earned his MBA at Harvard and was awarded the Silver Star for his military service in Korea. His research on the Rainbow Division of WWI stems from his father’s stories of the famous team. Edwin C. Bridges served for thirty years as the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.


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  • File Size: 8716 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press; First edition (May 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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