The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopediaby Anne Cipriano Venzon, Paul L. Miles
The Great War brings to mind the legendary exploits of Sergeant York, Lafayette Escadrille aces in aerial combat with the Red Baron, valiant bayonet charges across no-man's land, victory marches on New York's Fifth Avenue, and a parade of thousands of other events, forces, and personalities. A brand-new reference work now/b>
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The Great War brings to mind the legendary exploits of Sergeant York, Lafayette Escadrille aces in aerial combat with the Red Baron, valiant bayonet charges across no-man's land, victory marches on New York's Fifth Avenue, and a parade of thousands of other events, forces, and personalities. A brand-new reference work now sorts out this complex subject and provides instant answers to thousands of questions on subjects that range from diplomatic initiatives to victory slogans, from political forces to armed forces, from legislation to the Lusitania, and every other important aspect of the war.
Examines civil topics
Organized alphabetically by topic, the Encyclopediaoffers a comprehensive overview from the period of preparation prior to American entry into the conflict, through the signing of the Armistice. Civil topics include articles on the political, industrial, and moral support of the war and organizational and individual opposition to it. Also examined are the important roles that civilians, especially minorities and women, played in the war effort.
Places America's role in international context
Military coverage includes sketches of important leaders, major campaigns and battles, and individual histories of the most important divisions, enabling the user to focus on specific actions and events. Also covered are foreign leaders, both civilian and military, foreign relations, diplomatic efforts to end the fighting, and the final settlement. A handy reference for scholars and researchers, the Encyclopedia provides a deeper understanding of the many aspects of the conflict by placing the role of the U.S. in an international context. Major articles contain a brief bibliography.
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