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By Margaret E. Wagner,David M. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 1620409828

ISBN-13: 9781620409824

"A uniquely colourful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive bankruptcy in American--and world--history. it really is an epic story, and right here it truly is wondrously good told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and writer of Freedom from Fear

From August 1914 via March 1917, americans have been more and more horrified on the remarkable destruction of the 1st international struggle. whereas sending colossal assistance to the conflict's sufferers, such a lot americans hostile direct involvement. Their kingdom was once immersed in its personal inner struggles, together with makes an attempt to lessen the ability of industrial monopolies, reform hard work practices, safe right therapy for 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 risk from German U-boats and failure of U.S. makes an attempt at mediation eventually ended in a assertion of struggle, signed via President Wilson on April 6, 1917.

America and the nice War commemorates the centennial of that turning aspect in American heritage. Chronicling the U.S. 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 warfare. 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 photos, many by no means prior to released.

With an creation via Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the good struggle brings to existence the tempestuous period from which the USA emerged as an incredible international power.

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