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Over Here : First World War and American Society - 25th Anniversary Edition

Over Here : First World War and American Society - 25th Anniversary Edition - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0195173994

Cover of Over Here : First World War and American Society - 25th Anniversary Edition  REV 04 (ISBN 978-0195173994)
ISBN13: 978-0195173994
ISBN10: 0195173996
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 04
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2004
International: No

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Over Here : First World War and American Society - 25th Anniversary Edition - REV 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195173994

David M. Kennedy

ISBN13: 978-0195173994
ISBN10: 0195173996
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 04
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

The Great War of 1914-1918 confronted the United States with one of the most wrenching crises in the nation's history. It also left a residue of disruption and disillusion that spawned an even more ruinous conflict scarcely a generation later.

Over Here is the single-most comprehensive discussion of the impact of World War I on American society. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new afterword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David M. Kennedy, that explains his reasons for writing the original edition as well as his opinions on the legacy of Wilsonian idealism, most recently reflected in President George W. Bush's national security strategy. More than a chronicle of the war years, Over Here uses therecord of America's experience in the Great War as a prism through which to view early twentieth century American society. The ways in which America mobilized for the war, chose to fight it, and then went about the business of enshrining it in memory all indicate important aspects of enduring American character. An American history classic, Over Here reflects on a society's struggle with the pains of war, and offers trenchant insights into the birth of modern America.

Table of Contents

Prologue : spring, 1917 p. 3
The war for the American mind p. 45
The political economy of war : the home front p. 93
''You're in the Army now'' p. 144
Over there - and back p. 191
Armistice and aftermath p. 231
The political economy of war : the international dimension p. 296
Epilogue : promises of glory p. 348
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