Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization

Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization

by David Hanna

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621573968
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 323,814
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Hanna teaches history at Stuyvesant High School in New York, and is an adjunct instructor at NYU. He is a recipient of the New York Times Teachers Make a Difference award.

Table of Contents

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 Belle Époque 1

Chapter 2 Eruption 31

Chapter 3 La Légion 49

Chapter 4 Chemin Des Dames 69

Chapter 5 Sans Peur Sans Pitié 95

Chapter 6 Escadrille Americaine 115

Chapter 7 Champagne 139

Chapter 8 Verdun 167

Chapter 9 Knights of the Air 189

Chapter 10 Rendezvous 229

Chapter 11 Hat in the Ring 253

Epilogue 281

Acknowledgments 287

Notes 291

Selected Bibliography 311

List of Illustrations and Sources 317

Index 323

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Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NavalSpectator More than 1 year ago
A timely book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Brought to light some lesser known facts about WW I.
Green2171 More than 1 year ago
This is the finest kind of narrative history. Hanna propels the reader forward from a time of peace to really ghastly horrors. You feel like you're there.
Green2171 More than 1 year ago
This is the finest kind of narrative history. Hanna propels the reader forward from a time of peace to really ghastly horrors. You feel like you're there.