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Over Here: The First World War and American Society

Over Here: The First World War and American Society

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The Great War of 1914-1918 confronted the United States with one of the most wrenching crises in the nation's history. It also left a residue of disruption and disillusion that spawned an even more ruinous conflict scarcely a generation later. Over Here is the single-most comprehensive discussion of the impact of World War I on American society. This 25th anniversary

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The Great War of 1914-1918 confronted the United States with one of the most wrenching crises in the nation's history. It also left a residue of disruption and disillusion that spawned an even more ruinous conflict scarcely a generation later. Over Here is the single-most comprehensive discussion of the impact of World War I on American society. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new afterword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David M. Kennedy, that explains his reasons for writing the original edition as well as his opinions on the legacy of Wilsonian idealism, most recently reflected in President George W. Bush's national security strategy. More than a chronicle of the war years, Over Here uses therecord of America's experience in the Great War as a prism through which to view early twentieth century American society. The ways in which America mobilized for the war, chose to fight it, and then went about the business of enshrining it in memory all indicate important aspects of enduring American character. An American history classic, Over Here reflects on a society's struggle with the pains of war, and offers trenchant insights into the birth of modern America.

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Libraries will welcome this 25th-anniversary edition of Pulitzer Prize winner Kennedy's critically acclaimed assessment of the impact of World War I on America. It contains a new afterword in which the author explains his motivation and puts forth the lasting echoes of Wilson idealism, which he considers in the context of our nation's current security efforts. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195174007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Kennedy is Donald J. MacLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom From Fear, a volume in the Oxford History of the United States series.

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