The Doughboys: America and the First World War

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Overlook Press, 2000 - History - 493 pages
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"As U.S. involvement continues to be a controversial factor in contemporary conflicts around the world, The Doughboys establishes the genesis of America's internationalist role in war and in peacetime held throughout most of the 20th century. Against the background of the entrenched isolationist sentiments of the early 1900s, The Doughboys examines how America overcame its reluctance to join what was seen as an Old World conflict and become involved in the First World War." "The Doughboys is a historical account of American soldiers whose valorous contributions in battle earned them a revered and lasting place in history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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An impressive historical debut that gazes behind time's curtain at the startling, pivotal experiences of the American fighting men of WWI.Financial Times journalist Mead swings for the fences in his ... Read full review

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This is a soldier's story. In his first book, Mead, a former reporter for the Financial Times, traces the history of American military involvement in World War I primarily from the perspective of the ... Read full review


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About the Authors Jenn Leigh and Gary Mead, each have three children who are all doing well in life. Jenn and Gary shared their experiences and actions that they found worked to help create happier lives and future for their children. For several years, Jenn waitressed to support her family. As a single parent shouldering all the responsibilities for her children, she needed their help and their co-operation with daily chores. Using the 18 Keys the children began to understand that life can be more rewarding for those who are thoughtful and productive and they became more helpful and loving. By the age of two Jenn was able to hold a pencil well and she began to draw free-hand. She was delighted to put her childhood talent to use illustrating this book and plans to hone her skills and do more illustrating for future books. Jenn can be reached at Gary's favorite role in life was "Daddy." He delivered all his children at home with a midwife for back-up. In order to spend more time with his young kids, Gary created home-based businesses. As an Eagle Scout he went on to become the Scoutmaster of a Troop of about 38 Scouts he took camping in the Rockies every month year 'round. Gary has been a business consultant, life and health coach since 1989 and conducted over 250 popular seminars on self-improvement. He is currently writing other books to help people lead better lives and can be reached at

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