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Over there : the United States in the Great War, 1917-1918

Author: Byron Farwell
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the rise of the American military and the role it played in winning World War I, from the declaration of war in 1917 to the social changes that occurred on the home front.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Farwell
ISBN: 0393046982 9780393046984 0393320286 9780393320282
OCLC Number: 39478133
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction: Edging toward war --
United States enters the war --
Tools and engines of destruction --
Finding the men and tools --
Training in the United States --
War at sea: The anti-submarine campaign --
War at sea: Getting the army over there --
AEF arrives over there --
France: First casualties --
Trench warfare --
First battles: Seicheprey and Cantigny --
Home front --
Army Welfare --
Venereal disease --
Blacks and Indians in the American Army --
Second Battle of the Marne: On the Aisne River --
Second Battle of the Marne: Final phase --
War in the air --
St. Mihiel offensive: 12-16 September 1918 --
Meuse-Argonne offensive: First phase September --
October 1918 --
Meuse-Argonne: Final phase --
Americans under European commanders --
Armistice --
Army of Occupation and the wait for shipping space --
Intervention in Northern Russia and Siberia --
Return of the legions --
Epilogue: Medals and other honors --
Appendix A: Words and expressions from the Great War --
Appendix B: The "Hello Girls" --
Alvin York --
"Lost battalion" --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Byron Farwell.

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Chronicles the rise of the American military and the role it played in winning World War I, from the declaration of war in 1917 to the social changes that occurred on the home front.

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