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Title: The Best of American Heritage: World War I
Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor
Number of Pages: (109 pages)
Publication date: Sunday September 3, 2017
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
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Here, from some of America's greatest historians and generals - among them, John Lukacs, John Steele Gordon, and General George C. Kinney - is the story of U.S. involvement in World War I. War is both intimate and sprawling, and this collection includes panoramic perspectives as well as personal reflections that show the heart, soul, and courage of American soldiers.
Essays cover such topics as:
  • John Lukacs on why World War I was a turning point in American history and how it created our modern world.
  • Edward Lengel on Meuse-Argonne, the deadliest battle in American history.
  • Stories of dramatic encounters such as the tragedy of the "Lost Battalion", Sgt. Alvin York's capture of 132 German soldiers almost single-handedly, and the Navy's "mine barrage" that stopped the German U-Boats
  • Gen. George Kenney's recollections of the very beginnings of aerial combat.
  • John Steele Gordon on the terrible human costs of the war. 

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