By D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells
In the USA and the good conflict, 1914-1920, the comprehensive writing group of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells offers a succinct account of the central army, political, and social advancements in usa heritage because the state spoke back to, and used to be replaced by means of, a global in crisis.
A forthright exam of America's extraordinary army dedication and activities in another country, the US and the nice battle contains insights into the personalities of key Allied officials and civilian leaders in addition to the evolution of the recent American "citizen soldier." complete assurance is given to President Wilson's beleaguered moment time period, the event of Americans-including ladies, minorities, and up to date arrivals-on the house entrance, and the lasting adjustments left within the nice War's wake.
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W. 24 THE TANGLED PATHS TO HORROR IN E URO P E Ludendorff, and the section chiefs of the German General Staff constituted the nucleus of the dominant military hierarchy. In Hindenburg's view, Bethmann Hollweg possessed a "flabbiness" of conviction about prosecuting the war and even favored a "soft peace," that is, compromises on postwar aggrandizements to obtain an end to hostilities. From the perspective of the Central powers, the United States by late 1916 had clearly become a belligerent on the side of the Allies.