World War I

Hardcover | October 1, 2006

byJennifer D. Keene

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Read the experiences of the men and women who served in a horrific war, across the sea-the "Great War." Relying extensively on letters, diaries, and reminiscences of those Americans who fought or served in World War I, Jennifer Keene reports on training and camp requirements for enlistees and recruits; the details of the transport across the ocean of sailors, soldiers, and others being carried "Over There;" and the experiences of African Americans, women, Native Americans and immigrants in "The White Man's Army." She also describes in vivid detail, "The Sailor's War," and for those on the ground in France and Belgium, the events of static trench warfare, and movement combat. Chapters describe coping with and treating disease and wounds; the devastating amount of death; and for those who came home, the veterans' difficult entrances back into civilian life. A timeline, extensive bibliography or recommended sources, and illustrations add to the usefulness of the volume.

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Read the experiences of the men and women who served in a horrific war, across the sea-the "Great War." Relying extensively on letters, diaries, and reminiscences of those Americans who fought or served in World War I, Jennifer Keene reports on training and camp requirements for enlistees and recruits; the details of the transport acro...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313331812

ISBN - 13:9780313331817

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"Keene offers a solid introduction to the trials and tribulations experienced by American soldiers as they took part in the World War....In a clear and concise manner, she begins with an overview of the events leading to the American declaration of war. She then proceeds through the drafting and training of the army, the process of adjusting to fighting overseas, and the frustrations of men waiting to return home after achieving victory....The real value in Keene's work is her ability to look beyond the trenches of the Western Front, which have long dominated any discussion of the World War, and illuminate the struggles of a people and a nation engaging in their first truly international and modern war....[A] welcome addition to the library of the casual reader and the serious scholar alike."-The Journal of Military History