Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

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  • Author(s): Wawro, Geoffrey
  • Publication Information:
    [Place of publication not identified] : Basic Books. 2018
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    • Abstract:
      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.
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      9780465093915. 9780465093922. 9781541644755.
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      1081315605
    • Accession Number:
      1694241
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      WAWRO, G. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books, 2018. ISBN 9780465093915. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 3 jun. 2020.
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      Wawro G. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books; 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed June 3, 2020.
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      Wawro, G. (2018). Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. Basic Books.
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      Wawro, Geoffrey. 2018. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
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      Wawro, G. (2018) Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 3 June 2020).
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      Wawro, G 2018, Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I, Basic Books, [Place of publication not identified], viewed 3 June 2020, .
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      Wawro, Geoffrey. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. Basic Books, 2018. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wawro, Geoffrey. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books, 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
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      Wawro G. Sons of Freedom : The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I [Internet]. [Place of publication not identified]: Basic Books; 2018 [cited 2020 Jun 3]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694241&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

With the neglected and forgotten contributions of American soldiers, or "Doughboys," as its overriding theme, this new work from Wawro (director, Military History Ctr., Univ. of North Texas; A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire) seeks to demonstrate how their efforts won World War I. It begins with defining the diplomatic and political situation from the war's beginning until American intervention, then proceeds to detail mobilization, training, transporting, equipping, and deploying American soldiers. Diplomatic relations with Britain and France, including arguments for amalgamation of U.S. units into British and French Army units (as opposed to fighting as independent, consolidated American forces), are recurring topics. Although inexperienced, often untrained, and poorly supported, Doughboys were aggressive and persistent, while British and French forces were spent, often deserting their posts or failing to advance to support allied forces. Captured Germans claimed they feared American soldiers above all others, and that Doughboys were excellent shock troops. VERDICT An excellent analysis of American's involvement in World War I. Recommended for anyone interested in U.S. military history.—Matthew Wayman, Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib., Schuylkill Haven

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