Sons Of Freedom

Sons of Freedom
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780465093922
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But as Geoffrey Wawro shows in Sons of Freedom, the French and British were on the verge of collapse in 1918, and would have lost the war without the Doughboys. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, described the Allied victory as a "miracle"--but it was a distinctly American miracle. In Sons of Freedom, prize-winning historian Geoffrey Wawro weaves together in thrilling detail the battles, strategic deliberations, and dreadful human cost of the American war effort. A major revision of the history of World War I, Sons of Freedom resurrects the brave heroes who saved the Allies, defeated Germany, and established the United States as the greatest of the great powers.

Sons of Freedom
  • Author : Geoffrey Wawro
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But

America and World War One
  • Author : David R. Woodward
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2007

America and World War I, the first volume in the new Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies series, provides a concise, annotated guide to the vast amount of resources available on the Great War. With over 2,000 entries selected from a wide variety of publications, manuscript collections, databases, and online

The World Remade
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07

A bracing, indispensable account of America’s epoch-defining involvement in the Great War, rich with fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period After years of bitter debate, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917, plunging the country into the savage European conflict

The Great War in America  World War I and Its Aftermath
  • Author : Garrett Peck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04

A chronicle of the American experience during World War I and the unexpected changes that rocked the country in its immediate aftermath—the Red Scare, race riots, women’s suffrage, and Prohibition. The Great War’s bitter outcome left the experience largely overlooked and forgotten in American history. This timely

World War I and America  Told by the Americans Who Lived It
  • Author : A. Scott Berg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28

For the centenary of America's entry into World War I, A. Scott Berg presents alandmark anthology of American writing from the cataclysmic conflict that setthe course of the 20th century. Few Americans appreciate the significance and intensity of America'sexperience of World War I, the global cataclysm that transformed the modernworld.

The Economics of World War I
  • Author : Stephen Broadberry,Mark Harrison
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-29

This unique volume offers a definitive new history of European economies at war from 1914 to 1918. It studies how European economies mobilised for war, how existing economic institutions stood up under the strain, how economic development influenced outcomes and how wartime experience influenced post-war economic growth. Leading international experts provide the

  • Author : Burton Yale Pines
  • Publisher : Hillcrest Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2013

A detailed look at one of history's greatest turning points: "Drawing on a century's worth of meticulous research, Pines offers an extremely compelling and fast-paced, albeit controversial, view of how some of the most tragic and lethal events of the 20th century could have been avoided, had America not declared

How America Won World War I
  • Author : Alan Axelrod
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-09-01

Immediately after the armistice was signed in November, 1918, an American journalist asked Paul von Hindenburg who won the war against Germany. He was the chief of the German General Staff, co-architect with Erich Ludendorff of Germany’s Eastern Front victories and its nearly war-winning Western Front offensives, and he did

Freedom Struggles
  • Author : Adriane Danette Lentz-Smith
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01

For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the

First Over There
  • Author : Matthew J. Davenport
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

The riveting true story of America's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, and its first steps onto the world stage At first light on Tuesday, May 28th, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st Division climbed from their trenches, charged across

The Great War and American Foreign Policy  1914 24
  • Author : Robert E. Hannigan
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14

World War I constituted a milestone in the development of the United States as a world power. As the European powers exhausted themselves during the conflict, the U.S. government deployed its growing economic leverage, its military might, and its diplomacy to shape the outcome of the war and to

War Against War
  • Author : Michael Kazin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03

A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding. In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of one of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalitions

Doughboys  the Great War  and the Remaking of America
  • Author : Jennifer D. Keene
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-15

"Deserves an audience not only among scholars of military history and international relations but also among those interested in questions of race, social welfare, labor, and the relationship between the individual citizen and the state in the twentieth century." -- Journal of American History

American Indians in World War I
  • Author : Thomas Anthony Britten
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 1997

Provides the first broad survey of Native American contributions during the war, examining how military service led to hightened expectations for changes in federal Indian policy and their standard of living.

Latin America and the First World War
  • Author : Stefan Rinke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28

Using a broad variety of textual and visual sources, Latin America and the First World War goes beyond traditional diplomatic history and analyzes the global dimension of the history of the Great War. Filling a significant gap in transnational histories of the war, Stefan Rinke addresses political, social, and economic