An outstanding and fascinating book. By tracking down the last surviving veterans of the First World War and interviewing them with sympathy and skill, Richard Rubin has produced a first-rate work of reporting. Ian frazier, author of travels in siberia“I cannot remember a book about that huge and terrible war that I have enjoyed reading more in many years.
The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War #ad - Michael korda, The Daily Beast. Though america has largely forgotten their war, you will never forget them, or their stories. Richard rubin has done something that will never be possible for anyone to do again. His interviews with the last american world War I veterans—who have all since died—bring to vivid life a cataclysm that changed our world forever but that remains curiously forgotten here.
Adam hochschild, 1914–1918in 2003, author of to end all wars: a story of loyalty and rebellion, 85 years after the end of World War I, Richard Rubin set out to see if he could still find and talk to someone who had actually served in the American Expeditionary Forces during that colossal conflict. Nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century, they were self-reliant, and stoic, humble, never complaining, but still marveling at the immensity of the war they helped win, and the complexity of the world they helped create.
Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to CountSt. Martin's Press #ad - None of whom seemed to mind that his French needed work. Based on his wildly popular new york times series, Back Over There is a timely journey, in turns reverent and iconoclastic but always fascinating, through a place where the past and present are never really separated. In the last of the doughboys, richard rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War.
But he soon came to realize that to get the whole story, he had to go Over There, too. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face, he knew well the importance of being present if you want to get the real story. St martin s Press. So he did, to the french, who still live among its ruins and memories, and discovered that while most Americans regard that war as dead and gone, it remains very much alive.
Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to Count #ad - Years later, with the centennial of the war only magnifying this paradox, at last, Rubin decided to go back Over There to see if he could, resolve it. For months he followed the trail of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front, bunkers, finding trenches, tunnels, century-old graffiti and ubiquitous artifacts.
But he also found an abiding fondness for america and Americans, and a colorful corps of local after-hours historians and archeologists who tirelessly explore these sites and preserve the memories they embody while patiently waiting for Americans to return and reclaim their own history and heritage.
Over The TopCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - St martin s Press. Over the top is his vivid and eye opening account of the horror of trench warfare with millions of copies having been sold around the world. He was medically discharged from the British Army after being wounded in action at the commencement of the Battle of the Somme. Arthur guy empey left the united states at the end of 1915 frustrated at its neutrality in the conflict at that point and travelled to London, England, where he voluntarily enlisted with the 1st London Regiment Royal Fusiliers, T.
F. Of the british army, going on to serve with it in the 56th London Division on the Western Front as a bomber and a machine-gunner. An amazing true story which is a must read.
Now It Can Be ToldCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Now It Can Be Told #ad - In this book he relays the experiences of british soldiers and offers a detailed narrative of the events of World War I, while trying to draw broader conclusions about the nature of war and how it can be prevented in the future. Sir philip gibbs served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War.
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Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War IDutton Caliber #ad - The gripping account of the U. S. Patton; and douglas macarthur, the great War’s most decorated soldier, who would command the American army in the Pacific War and in Korea. Truman; innovative tank commander George S. First army’s astonishing triumph over the Germans in America’s bloodiest battle of the First World War—the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne.
Mitchell yockelson expands our understanding not only of how World War I ended, but also of how militaries can change and adapt under conditions of great adversity. Max boot, new york times bestselling author of the savage wars of peace the battle of the Meuse-Argonne stands as the deadliest clash in American history: More than a million untested American soldiers went up against a better-trained and -experienced German army, costing more twenty-six thousand deaths and leaving nearly a hundred thousand wounded.
Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I #ad - . St martin s Press. Black jack” pershing’s exemplary leadership led to the unlikeliest of victories. Also explored is a cast of remarkable individuals, including America’s original fighter ace, Eddie Rickenbacker; Corporal Alvin York, a pacifist who nevertheless single-handedly killed more than twenty Germans and captured 132; artillery officer and future president Harry S.
Turnaround publisher services. In forty-seven days, historian Mitchell Yockelson tells how General John J. Yet in forty-seven days of intense combat, those americans pushed back the enemy and forced the Germans to surrender, bringing the First World War to an end—a feat the British and the French had not achieved after more than three years of fighting.
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918Bantam #ad - In less than a month, fear, a combination of ambition, deceit, jealousy, German troops streaming toward Paris, and a vast Russian army into war, missed opportunities, and miscalculation sent Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, with England as its ally. While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken.
A world undone has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times “An original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. Steve gillon, resident historian, The History Channel St martin s Press. Turnaround publisher services.
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 #ad - . It will earn generations of admirers. The washington times “meyer’s sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. Delacorte Press. Are lifelike and plausible.
To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World WarHolt Paperbacks #ad - The meuse-argonne had fallen at the cost of more than 120, including 26, 000 American casualties, 000 dead. It is military history of the first rank and, incredibly, the first in-depth account of this fascinating and important battle. To conquer hell is gripping in its accounts of combat, Harry Truman, George Patton, studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing, and Alvin York, and authoritative in presenting the big picture.
Six weeks of savage fighting later, the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War. The authoritative, and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American historyOn September 26, dramatic, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France.
To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War #ad - Their commander, General John J. Pershing, said that in thirty-six hours the doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin. Delacorte Press. In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen, an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever. Turnaround publisher services.
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My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great WarPenguin Press #ad - Penguin press. But once he was in france, pershing fell madly in love with a young painter named Micheline Resco, whom he later married in secret. St martin s Press. Andrew carroll’s intimate portrait of General Pershing, who led all of the American troops in Europe during World War I, is a revelation. But pershing himself—often perceived as a harsh, humorless, pershing suffered a personal tragedy so catastrophic that he almost went insane with grief and remained haunted by the loss for the rest of his life, and wooden leader—concealed inner agony from those around him: almost two years before the United States entered the war, as private and previously unpublished letters he wrote to family members now reveal.
Delacorte Press. Soldiers. Woven throughout pershing’s story are the experiences of a remarkable group of American men and women, Teddy Roosevelt, both the famous and unheralded, including Harry Truman, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, Douglas Macarthur, and his youngest son Quentin. Turnaround publisher services.
My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War #ad - From the new york times bestselling author of war letters and behind the lines, andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground.
Given a military force that on the eve of its entry into the war was downright primitive compared to the European combatants, the general surmounted enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U. S.
Company K Library Alabama ClassicsUniversity Alabama Press #ad - University Alabama Press. Penguin press. With an introduction by Philip D. However, without the medals and citations we would know of his bravery. Delacorte Press. Turnaround publisher services. It is the first novel by William March, pen name for William Edward Campbell. William edward campbell served courageously in France as evidenced by his chestful of medals and certificates, including the Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Navy Cross.
Beidler this book was originally published in 1933. For it is clear in the pages of company k that this book was written by a man who had been to war, who had clearly seen his share of the worst of it, who had somehow survived, and who had committed himself afterward to the new bravery of sense-making embodied in the creation of major literary art.
Company K Library Alabama Classics #ad - St martin s Press. Stemming directly from the author's experiences with the us marines in France during World War I, the book consists of 113 sketches, or chapters, tracing the fictional Company K's war exploits and providing an emotional history of the men of the company that extends beyond the boundaries of the war itself.
It is of that bravery that we still have the record of magnificent achievement, the brave terrible gift of Company K.
First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War IThomas Dunne Books #ad - Army's 1st division climbed from their trenches, charged across the shell-scarred French dirt of no-man’s-land, and captured the hilltop village of Cantigny from the grip of the German Army. Those who survived the enemy machine-gun fire and hand-to-hand fighting held on for the next two days and nights in shallow foxholes under the sting of mustard gas and crushing steel of artillery fire.
Thirteen months after the united states entered World War I, these 3, 500 soldiers became the first “doughboys” to enter the fight. University Alabama Press. St martin s Press. The first american battle of the “war to end all wars” would mark not only its first victory abroad, but the birth of its modern Army.
First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I #ad - Penguin press. The riveting true story of america's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, May 28th, and its first steps onto the world stageAt first light on Tuesday, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U. S. The operation, general john “black jack” pershing, airplanes, and planned by a young staff officer, and modern artillery, was ordered by the leader of America’s forces in Europe, the first American attack ever supported by tanks, Lieutenant Colonel George C.
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The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916Penguin Books #ad - Turnaround publisher services. The price of glory: verdun 1916 is the second book of alistair Horne's trilogy, which includes The Fall of Paris and To Lose a Battle and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between France and Germany. It shows that verdun is a key to understanding the First World War to the minds of those who waged it, the traditions that bound them and the world that gave them the opportunity.
Alastair horne uses contemporary accounts from both sides to build up a picture of heroism, mistakes, even farce' Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliantly written. The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. Thomas Dunne Books. Taylor, observer 'a masterpiece' The New York Times 'Compellingly told. Delacorte Press. Alistair horne's classic work, continuously in print for over fifty years, is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of the battle and the men who fought there.
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 #ad - It was a battle in which at least 700, 000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. Its aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death and a battleground whose once fertile terrain is even now a haunted wilderness. He has a splendid gift for depicting individuals' A.