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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.
Series: Online access with purchase: Palgrave Connect (History Collection)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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History
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Irish, Tomás, 1984-
University at war, 1914-25
(DLC) 2014050067
(OCoLC)894540422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tomás Irish
ISBN: 9781137409461 1137409460
OCLC Number: 909278079
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
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. Toward 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 --
Conclusion --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Online access with purchase: Palgrave Connect (History Collection)
Responsibility: Tomás Irish.
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