World War I: The American Soldier Experience by Jennifer D. KeeneWorld War I: The American Soldier Experience by Jennifer D. Keene

World War I: The American Soldier Experience

byJennifer D. Keene

Paperback | April 1, 2011

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World War I explores the daily lives of the men and women who served the United States in the Great War. Relying extensively on letters, diaries, and reminiscences of those Americans who fought or served in World War I, Jennifer D. Keene reports on the training camp experience at home; the journey overseas; and the unique difficulties African Americans, Native Americans, women, and immigrants encountered in the predominately white and native-born army. She also describes in vivid detail the perspective of naval and air service personnel and, for those on the ground in France, the horrors of static trench warfare and active engagement in combat. Chapters describe coping with and treating disease and wounds; the devastating frequency of death; and for those who came home, the difficult reentry into civilian life, as well as the causes, strategic decisions, and political outcome of the war. This volume includes a timeline, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography of recommended sources.
Jennifer D. Keene is a professor of history and the chair of the Department of History at Chapman University. She is the author of two other books on American involvement in World War I: Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America and The United States and the First World War. She also served as an associate editor for the En...
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Title:World War I: The American Soldier ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.53 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803234872

ISBN - 13:9780803234871

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Table of Contents

Preface
Timeline
1. The United States in the First World War
2. Drafting and Training the Army
3. Morals and Morale
4. Americans All: The Experiences of Minorities and Women in the Military
5. Fighting Overseas
6. The Wounds of War
7. Coming Home
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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"Keene has a good grasp of the newest scholarship on the readiness and ability of the U.S. Army and its leaders, writes well, and has a good ear for what might be termed "informative trivia", the little factoid or anecdote that conveys a useful message."—NYMAS Review
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