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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - History - 336 pages
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Within two weeks the French troops had mutinied, leaving the Western Front practically undefended. In the same month, Lenin arrived in Moscow on the heels of the Russian Revolution and vowed to make peace with Germany. To make matters worse, the Allies had reason to be dubious about the help they were receiving from across the Atlantic. The U.S. Army ranked sixteenth in the world (behind Portugal), and most of its soldiers were poorly trained. Byron Farwell's informed, stirring account describes not only how the United States turned the tide of the war but also how the war served as a national coming-of-age experience, with all of the concomitant awkwardness and confusion. Moving deftly from the home front to the Marne, from statistics and strategy to vivid accounts of the chaotic violence of the battlefield, Farwell draws a comprehensive portrait of America's brutal entrance into the twentieth century.
  

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Review: Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-18

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Short, to the read, and not very memorable. Farwell hits the high points without capturing the essence of the experience. The Great War and America's participation awaits a Bruce Catton to tell the story. Read full review

Review: Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-18

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Great book on the Great War when the United States entered in 1917-1918. It started in Europe in 1914 when Archduke Francis Ferdinand who was heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife were ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE Jl INTRODUCTION
15
Edging Toward War
21
The United States Enters the War 3 J Chapter 3 The Tools and Engines of Destruction
42
Finding the Men and Tools
49
Training in the United States
60
The War at Sea The AntiSubmarine Campaign
69
The War at Sea Getting the Army Over There
79
The AEF Arrives Over There
87
Second Battle of the Marne Final Phase
177
TheWarintheAir
189
The St Mihiel Offensive 1216 September 1918
206
The MeuseArgonne Offensive
218
MeuseArgonne The Final Phase
229
Americans Under European Commanders
245
Armistice
253
The Army of Occupation and the Wait
267

France First Casualties
99
Trench Warfare 1J 0
110
First Battles Seicheprey and Cantigny
115
Home Front
122
Army Welfare
135
Venereal Disease
141
Blacks and Indians in the American Army
148
Second Battle of the Marne On the Aisne River
161
Intervention in Northern Russia and Siberia
273
Return of the Legions
285
Epilogue Medals and Other Honors
295
Words and Expressions from the Great War 30
306
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX
321
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About the author (2000)

Byron Farwell's (1921-1999) other books, also published by Norton, include "Eminent Victorian Soldiers," "Armies of the Raj," & "Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson.

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