By Margaret E. Wagner,David M. Kennedy
From August 1914 via March 1917, american citizens have been more and more horrified on the remarkable destruction of the 1st global conflict. whereas sending significant information to the conflict's sufferers, such a lot americans adverse direct involvement. Their state used to be immersed in its personal inner struggles, together with makes an attempt to reduce the ability of industrial monopolies, reform hard work practices, safe right therapy for hundreds of thousands of modern immigrants, and extend American democracy.
Yet from the 1st, the battle deeply affected American feelings and the nation's advertisement, monetary, and political pursuits. The threat from German U-boats and failure of U.S. makes an attempt at mediation eventually ended in a assertion of battle, signed via President Wilson on April 6, 1917.
America and the nice War commemorates the centennial of that turning aspect in American historical past. Chronicling the USA in neutrality and in clash, it offers occasions and arguments, political and armed forces battles, sour tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement within the first sleek battle. Drawing at the matchless assets of the Library of Congress, the booklet comprises many eyewitness money owed and greater than 250 colour and black-and-white pictures, many by no means prior to released.
With an creation by way of Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the good warfare brings to lifestyles the tempestuous period from which the U.S. emerged as a massive international power.
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America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History by Margaret E. Wagner,David M. Kennedy