World War I

World War I

Book - 2006
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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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Keene (history, Chapman U.) provides, for students and general readers, an account of the daily lives of American enlisted men during World War I, recounting their experiences from training camps to France and back home. She gives an overview of the causes of the war and the overall strategy, but focuses mostly on their experiences in service. Topics discussed include the effect of the war on men and women at home; morale, personal habits, and religion; diversity, particularly the experiences of African American and foreign born soldiers and female nurses and war workers; fighting and service roles; casualties, death, and the 1918 influenza pandemic; the reaction of soldiers to the Armistice; and their postwar lives. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Describes the daily lives of American soldiers during World War I, from their recruitment and training, through their battle experiences abroad, to their return home after the war.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313331817 (alk. paper)
0313331812 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 940.40973 KEE
Characteristics: xviii, 217 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: World War One
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