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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 exceptional destruction of the 1st international warfare. whereas sending colossal information to the conflict's sufferers, such a lot american citizens antagonistic direct involvement. Their kingdom used to be immersed in its personal inner struggles, together with makes an attempt to lessen the facility of commercial monopolies, reform hard work practices, safe right therapy for hundreds of thousands of modern 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 ultimately ended in a statement of struggle, signed via President Wilson on April 6, 1917.

America and the good War commemorates the centennial of that turning element in American historical past. Chronicling the USA in neutrality and in clash, it provides occasions and arguments, political and armed forces battles, sour tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement within the first sleek struggle. Drawing at the matchless assets of the Library of Congress, the publication comprises many eyewitness money owed and greater than 250 colour and black-and-white photos, many by no means sooner than released.

With an creation through Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the nice conflict brings to existence the tempestuous period from which the U.S. emerged as a huge international power.

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