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Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I

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Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I

The Great War caught a generation of American soldiers at a turning point in the nation’s history.

Pershing’s Crusaders, the most comprehensive, and intimate, account ever given of the day-to-day lives and attitudes of the nearly 4.2 million American soldiers mobilized for service in World War I.

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Pershing’s Crusaders offers a clear, close-up picture of the doughboys in all of their vibrant diversity, shared purpose, and unmistakably American character. It encompasses an array of subjects from the food they ate, the clothes they wore, their view of the Allied and German soldiers and civilians they encountered, their sexual and spiritual lives, their reasons for serving, and how they lived and fought, to what they thought about their service along every step of the way. Faulkner’s detailed portrait draws upon a wealth of sources—thousands of soldiers’ letters and diaries, surveys and memoirs, and a host of documents generated by the American Expeditionary Forces. Animated by the voices of soldiers and civilians in the midst of unprecedented events, these primary sources afford an immediacy rarely found in historical records.

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Richard S. Faulkner is a supervisory professor of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

 

Order with promo code PERS30 for a 30% discount

https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2373-0.html

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