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The university at war, 1914-25 : Britain, France, and the United States

Author: Tomás Irish
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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"How did universities come to be central players in the prosecution of the First World War? The war, defined for many by battlefield stalemate and trench warfare, brought ideas into the front line for the first time, as scholars and scholarship worked with national governments to provide answers to the many challenging questions it posed. Drawing on examples from Britain, France, and the United States, The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomás Irish
ISBN: 9781137409447 1137409444
OCLC Number: 894540422
Description: x, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I: MOBILIZING FOR WAR --
1. The University Goes to War --
2. The Application of Specialist Knowledge --
3. War at the University --
PART II: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MOBILIZATION --
4. Towards Cultural Alliance --
5. The Organizational Challenges of War --
6. Fashioning an Expert Peace --
PART III: LEGACY --
7. Returning to Normal? --
8. Internationalism after the War, 1918-25.
Responsibility: Tomás Irish.
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