The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

Paperback | March 15, 2011

byDavid Laskin

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The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer…. Deeply compelling.” — Douglas Brinkley

“Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.” — Erik Larson

The author of the award-winning The Children’s Blizzard, David Laskin, returns with a remarkable true story of the immigrants who risked their lives fighting for America during the Great War.

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“The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer…. Deeply compelling.” — Douglas Brinkley “Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.” — Erik Larson The author of the award-winning ...

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In The Long Way Home, award-winning writer David Laskin traces the lives of a dozen men who left their childhood homes in Europe, journeyed through Ellis Island, and started over in a strange land–only to cross the Atlantic again in uniform when their adopted country entered the Great War.Though they had known little of America outside...

David Laskin is the author ofThe Children's Blizzard, winner of the Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for nonfiction and the Washington State Book Award. His writing has appeared inThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, andSmithsonianmagazine. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006123334X

ISBN - 13:9780061233340

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“David Laskin’s latest, The Long Way Home, reads with the heart-quickening pace of a novel as he focuses his gaze on a band of real-life characters who emigrated to the United States in the years just before World War I.”