One feels in examining this long and meticulous history of the period of America's share in the World War, that most of the...

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AMERICA AT WAR 1917 -- 1918

One feels in examining this long and meticulous history of the period of America's share in the World War, that most of the war was fought on battlegrounds in Washington, in training camps, in political rallies, in Red Cross headquarters, in Shipping Board offices, in shipyards, munition works, railroads, etc. For here is the whole picture, step by step, with enough of the personalities to give a human picture, but without any attempt to go into the minutia of detail beyond the salient points of organization and results. Here is the outline record of what war means behind the front, of the vast machinery of putting a whole country into service, of problems of equipment, mobility, food, recreation, moral; of the intricacies of propaganda; and always of the terrific impact of personalities. Important reference.

Pub Date: March 7, 1939

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1939