American Battlefields of World War I:Chateau-Thierry--Then and Now is a 304-page book filled with photos from the actual battlefields, photos of the soldiers, photos taken after the liberation of the area. These are juxtaposed with photos as the sites look now. The book text is comprised of the actual words of the soldiers who were there telling their side of the battle. Whether you are an armchair traveler or prefer to walk the actual sites, David Homsher acts as your guide within this book. Directions tell the reader how to get to the battlefield sites, where to find the special, the extraordinary, and relate these places to the events of 1918. From Paris' Charles de Gaulle International Airport straight out to the battlefields, you are given meticulous directions on how to get to each site, what to expect, where to park, how far to walk. There are road maps to show you how to get there, as well as battlefield maps from the actual battles--from all sides, American, British, French and German. There isn't another book like this! The history of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of 1918 and the hallowed grounds on which they fought should be preserved and shared with future generations so they better understand how and why the war was fought and the sacrifices they made.