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By Margaret E. Wagner,David M. Kennedy

"A uniquely colourful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive bankruptcy in American--and world--history. it really is an epic story, and the following it truly is wondrously good told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and writer of Freedom from Fear

From August 1914 via March 1917, american citizens have been more and more horrified on the unheard of destruction of the 1st international conflict. whereas sending sizeable tips to the conflict's sufferers, such a lot americans antagonistic direct involvement. Their state used to be immersed in its personal inner struggles, together with makes an attempt to reduce the facility of commercial monopolies, reform exertions practices, safe right remedy for thousands of contemporary immigrants, and extend American democracy.

Yet from the 1st, the warfare deeply affected American feelings and the nation's advertisement, monetary, and political pursuits. The risk from German U-boats and failure of U.S. makes an attempt at mediation eventually ended in a announcement of conflict, signed through President Wilson on April 6, 1917.

America and the good War commemorates the centennial of that turning element in American heritage. Chronicling the us in neutrality and in clash, it offers occasions and arguments, political and armed forces battles, sour tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement within the first sleek battle. Drawing at the matchless assets of the Library of Congress, the booklet comprises many eyewitness debts and greater than 250 colour and black-and-white pictures, many by no means earlier than released.

With an advent by way of Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the good struggle brings to existence the tempestuous period from which the USA emerged as an incredible international power.

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