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America and the Great War : 1914 - 1920

By: James, D. Clayton.
Contributor(s): Wells, Anne Sharp.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.The American History Series: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (140 p.).ISBN: 9781118822937.Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- United States | World War, 1914-1918 -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: America and the Great War : 1914 - 1920DDC classification: 940.3/73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Foreword; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: The Tangled Paths to Horror in Europe; Bloodbaths But No Decision; A Time of Many Excitements; America Enters the War; CHAPTER TWO: Over There; In Come the Yanks; Emergence of the Citizen-Soldier; CHAPTER THREE: Nineteen Months of Progress on the Home Front; Agencies of War; Life on the Home Front; Progressivism and Politics; CHAPTER FOUR: The Final Wilson Years; Retreat from Global Responsibility; End of an Era; Bibliographical Essay; Index
Summary: In America and the Great War, 1914-1920, the accomplished writing team of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells provides a succinct account of the principal military, political, and social developments in United States History as the nation responded to, and was changed by, a world in crisis. A forthright examination of America''s unprecedented military commitment and actions abroad, America and the Great War includes insights into the personalities of key Allied officers and civilian leaders as well as the evolution of the new American "citizen soldier." Full coverage is given to President Wilson''s beleaguered second term, the experience of Americans-including women, minorities, and recent arrivals-on the home front, and the lasting changes left in the Great War''s wake.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Foreword; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: The Tangled Paths to Horror in Europe; Bloodbaths But No Decision; A Time of Many Excitements; America Enters the War; CHAPTER TWO: Over There; In Come the Yanks; Emergence of the Citizen-Soldier; CHAPTER THREE: Nineteen Months of Progress on the Home Front; Agencies of War; Life on the Home Front; Progressivism and Politics; CHAPTER FOUR: The Final Wilson Years; Retreat from Global Responsibility; End of an Era; Bibliographical Essay; Index

In America and the Great War, 1914-1920, the accomplished writing team of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells provides a succinct account of the principal military, political, and social developments in United States History as the nation responded to, and was changed by, a world in crisis. A forthright examination of America''s unprecedented military commitment and actions abroad, America and the Great War includes insights into the personalities of key Allied officers and civilian leaders as well as the evolution of the new American "citizen soldier." Full coverage is given to President Wilson''s beleaguered second term, the experience of Americans-including women, minorities, and recent arrivals-on the home front, and the lasting changes left in the Great War''s wake.

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<p> D. Clayton James has held five distinguished professorships, most recently at the Virginia Military Institute. A Fellow of the Society of American Historians, he has written nine books, notably The Years of MacArthur (in three volumes).</p> <p> Anne Sharp Wells has served on the faculties of Mississippi State University and the Virginia Military Institute. She has coauthored four books with Professor James, including From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II. </p>

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