Doughboys on the Western Front: Memories of American Soldiers in the Great War

Doughboys on the Western Front: Memories of American Soldiers in the Great War

by Aaron Barlow (Editor)


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Covering the daily lives of American soldiers from their training through their arrival in France and participation in the final battles of the war, this book offers a breadth of perspectives on the experiences of doughboys in the First World War via primary documents of the time.

• Presents an engaging narrative and serves as a historical resource, making the book appealing to wide range of readers

• Introduces contemporary audiences to perspectives of a century ago

• Offers compelling stories about the American Expeditionary Forces experience from multiple points of view—from the soldiers themselves, their officers, and the soldier-journalists who covered the First World War

• Supplies an invaluable resource for students and military scholars of one of the most decisive aspects of the First World War

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440843747
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Aaron Barlow is associate professor of English at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chronology of the American Involvement in World War I, 1917-1918 xxiii

1 Training 1

2 Life in the A.E.E 67

3 Supporting the Doughboys 123

4 In the Fight 159

5 Return Home: Welcome and Sadness 251

Bibliography 263

Index 271

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