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1 A Record of the Officers, Enlisted Men and Nurses of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the World War, 1917-1918

(1932), 2001, 5x8, paper, alphabetical, 297 pp, Heritage Books
This is a history of participation of the citizens of Lancaster County in the Great War.
Price: 22.00 USD



2 War on the Western Front - In the Trenches of World War I (General Military)


Price: 24.95 USD



3 United States Catholic Chaplains in the World War
Army and Navy Chaplains Ordinariate
(1924), 2003, 5x8, paper, 360 pp, Heritage Books
When the US entered WWI on April 6, 1917, the whole of the regular Army and National Guard was immediately mobilized. Realizing that the great bulk of the new big Army was made up of men who had never been away from their homes and religious environments, the government issued a hurry call for chaplains of all denominations. Catholic priests in many of the larger Dioceses were quick to respond to the call. By the time the Armistice was signed, November 11, 1918, there were 1023 chaplains in active service and 500 approved applicants. These brief biographical sketches are presented in alphabetical order. Information includes date and place of birth, school and education, theological training, ordination date, military service, rank, post-war career and residence. Additionally, there is a historical sketch of Catholic chaplains in the early wars from 1898-1917; a necrology; a list of approved applicants; and lists of chaplains in reserve corps and serving in military and naval posts, public health and veteran hospitals after the war. Illustrated with some photos of church leaders and a chart of numbers of priests active during the war.
Price: 37.50 USD

Good Americans: Italian and Jewish Immigrants During the First World War, Christopher M. Sterba

4 Good Americans: Italian and Jewish Immigrants During the First World War
Christopher M. Sterba
288 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 7 halftones, paperback, Oxford University Press
Among the Americans who joined the ranks of the Doughboys fighting World War I were thousands of America's newest residents. Good Americans examines the contributions of Italian and Jewish immigrants, both on the homefront and overseas, in the Great War. While residing in strong, insular communities, both groups faced a barrage of demands to participate in a conflict that had been raging in their home countries for nearly three years. Italians and Jews "did their bit" in relief, recruitment, conservation, and war bond campaigns, while immigrants and second-generation ethnic soldiers fought on the Western front. Within a year of the Armistice, they found themselves redefined as foreigners and perceived as a major threat to American life, rather than remembered as participants in its defense. Wartime experiences, Christopher Sterba argues, served to deeply politicize first and second generation immigrants, greatly accelerating their transformation from relatively powerless newcomers to a major political force in the United States during the New Deal and beyond.

About Author
Christopher M. Sterba received his Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

"A well-researched and well-argued monograph. For anyone interested in immigration, urban or, World War One history."--H-Net Reviews

"Good Americans provides rich detail on the role of the state and federal government, especially the military, in the lives of ordinary immigrants."-- American Jewish History
Price: 24.95 USD

Two Years in the Kindergarten Unit in France, 1919-1921: Glimpses into the Life of a Teacher, Rachel Clark Neumann

5 Two Years in the Kindergarten Unit in France, 1919-1921: Glimpses into the Life of a Teacher
Rachel Clark Neumann
2002, 5x8, paper, 138 pp, Heritage Books
It was in 1917, when news of the First World War spread over our country, that the young people were eager to have a part in helping Europe overcome the Kaiser and Germany. It was then that my sister Marion joined the YWCA to serve overseas. My sister Ruth and I met in New York to help her pack and leave for England. We saw her sail down the harbor in a ship painted in broken lines for the purpose of camouflage. There would be enemy submarines to be evaded on the ocean trip. At that moment I decided to have a part in this world struggle. Not long afterwards, a Kindergarten Unit was formed to work with the children in the bomb-shelled villages of France. Through the influence of a former teacher and because of her knowledge of the French language, the author was chosen. She spent the winter of 1918-1919 preparing for her mission and studying as a special student in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard. This is not only the memoir of an intelligent, dedicated and patriotic young woman, but it is also a captivating narrative history of war-torn Europe. Additionally, it recounts the abilities and pride of that group of women in the Kindergarten Unit who ran their own operation at a time when suffrage was still struggling for acceptance here in the U.S. In later years after having four children, Rachel Clark Neumann went back to college (Columbia) to complete her degree and then launched one of the pioneer nursery schools in the state of Connecticut. She was chosen Mother of the Year for the state in 1953 and died in 1966.
Price: 12.95 USD

To the Front and Back: A West Virginia Marine Fights World War I, Thomas Bryan McQuain

6 To the Front and Back: A West Virginia Marine Fights World War I
Thomas Bryan McQuain
2005, 5x8, paper, 280 pp, Heritage Books
On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined the conflict that had ignited in Europe in 1914. In all the cities and towns across the United States men enlisted for the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.When Thomas Bryan McQuain volunteered for the Marines in 1918, he had never been more than twenty-five miles from home. He had never seen a big city, or even a train. At twenty-one years of age, he had been helping on the family farm near Troy, West Virginia, and teaching in a one-room school. After enlisting, he traveled to Parris Island, and through major cities in both the United States and Europe. Thomas McQuain survived some of the worst battles of the war before returning to Gilmer County, West Virginia. He was an astute observer of both places and people, and his keen eye is reflected in his narrative. The front lines, the flu of 1918, armistice, Pershing's Honor Guard, the hardships of daily life, and much more come alive on these pages. During the war he carried a two-inch by four-inch notebook in which he jotted down dates and important places. To compensate for the lack of a camera, he recorded notes on picture postcards. In the 1930s, these notes and postcards, in combination with his vivid memory, enabled Thomas McQuain to recount his journey in now-yellowed notebooks. These notebooks were transcribed in the 1960s to preserve this detailed firsthand account of World War I. Facsimile reprints of vintage photographs and picture postcards enhance the text.
Price: 29.00 USD



7 The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War
William Philpott, Matthew Hughes
128 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan
The profound influence of World War I on politics and society is still felt today, yet it remains a greatly misunderstood conflict, shrouded in myths and misperceptions. In The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War Philpott and Hughes, leading historians of the conflict, draw on recent scholarship to present a clear introduction to the war. In fifty maps, accompanied by supporting text and statistical tables, they survey the main battles and political features of the war. This concise volume will give students and general readers important insights into the nature and effects of world war.

About Author
William J. Philpott is Lecturer in Military History in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. He is a specialist in the operations on the Western front and has published extensively in that area. His first book, Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, was published by Macmillan in 1996. He is now editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series, Studies in Military and Strategic History.

Matthew Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Military and International History at the University of Salford, where he directs the BA degree in Military History. A specialist on the war in the Middle East, he is the author of a book on the Palestine campaign, Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919, published by Frank Cass in 1999.

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Graphs
Part I: Political
The Belligerents
Offensive Military Plans
The German September Programme of War Aims
Allied War Aims in Europe
Clearing the Seas
The Western Front - An Overview
The Peripheral Fronts - An Overview
The Great War in Africa &Asia
The Allied Blockade of Germany
Plans for Partition of the Ottoman Empire
Italian Entry into the War
France Under Strain, 1917
The German Submarine Campaign, 1917-18
The Strategic Bombing of England
The Collapse of Russia, 1917
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918
Empire at War
The Collapse of Germany, Oct.-Nov. 1918
Peace in the West - the Versailles Settlement
Peace in the East - Peace Settlement with Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey
Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20
The Costs of the War, 1914-19
Part II: Military
The Battle of the Frontiers and the Retreat
The Russian Advance in East Prussia
The Marne and the Aisne
Operations on the Northern Flank, 1914-15
The Attempts to Break the Western Front, 1915
2nd Ypres - The Use of Gas in War
The Dardanelles Campaign
The German Conquest of Poland
The Italians on the Isonzo
Caucasus and Mesopotamia
Verdun 1916
The Somme 1 - The plan and First Day
The Somme 2 - The Battle of Attrition
The Battle of Jutland
The War Between Austria-Hungary and Russia
The Defeat of Rumania
War in the Balkans (Serbia)
The Nivelle Offensive
The Passchedaele Campaign
The Arab Revolt, 1916-18
Allenby's Offensive in Palestine
Malmaison - The Bite and Hold Battle
Cambrai - The Use of the Tank
Caporetto - The Collapse of the Italian Army (MH) Table: Italian Losses
The German Spring Offensive
American Operation on the Western Front
Foch's Advance to Victory
Breaking the Hindenburg Line, September 1918
Price: 19.95 USD


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