Over Here: The First World War and American Society / Edition 2

Over Here: The First World War and American Society / Edition 2

by David M. Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195173996

ISBN-13: 9780195173994

Pub. Date: 10/07/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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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 the record 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/07/2004
Edition description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : spring, 19173
1The war for the American mind45
2The political economy of war : the home front93
3"You're in the Army now"144
4Over there - and back191
5Armistice and aftermath231
6The political economy of war : the international dimension296
Epilogue : promises of glory348

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