Happy to announce to everyone that Volume I of the book I have been working on, "Among the Ranks of the Carrion Men: The Epic Story of the Thirty-Six-Day Fight in and around Belleau Wood," is now available. It is available through the publisher, Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as a few other places. The book focuses on the brutal reality of what happened almost exclusively from the perspective of the men who fought it. It is a 25-meters front and flank perspective told from the accounts of the Marines, Soldiers and Sailors, many of these accounts have never been heard before. The book encompasses the entirety of the battle from both Marines and Soldiers. For those who are interested in reading it, I really hope you enjoy it. It has been a very very long road of research balancing a career as a high school teacher full time, an adjunct history instructor at night and beginning a family, but I was blessed to be surrounded by a wife and other family members who understood how important this was to me and encouraged me. A lot of folks here on the forum have also been very helpful and encouraging in this endeavor. Volume I covers the background of how the battle developed and then covers in vivid detail the involvement of the 2nd Division AEF from May 30-June 5th (The Aisne Defensive). Volume II, which should be available very soon (before the end of the year) will cover June 6th in its entirety. The rest of the battle is in the works in later volumes. Below are the links to the book. Again I really hope you all enjoy this book it was a labor of love and I am so very proud to make my small contribution to telling the stories of these great men.