By D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells
In the US and the nice warfare, 1914-1920, the finished writing staff of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells presents a succinct account of the significant army, political, and social advancements in usa background because the kingdom answered to, and was once replaced by means of, an international in crisis.
A forthright exam of America's unheard of army dedication and activities in a foreign country, the United States and the nice warfare contains insights into the personalities of key Allied officials and civilian leaders in addition to the evolution of the recent American "citizen soldier." complete insurance is given to President Wilson's beleaguered moment time period, the event of Americans-including girls, minorities, and up to date arrivals-on the house entrance, and the lasting alterations left within the nice War's wake.
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