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America and the Great War


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Table of Contents

Foreword V

Acknowledgments IX

Chapter One: The Tangled paths to Horror in Europe 1

Bloodbaths But No Decision 6

A Time of many Excitements 15

America Enters the War 23

Chapter Two: Over There 28

In Come the Yanks 29

Emergence of the Citizen-Soldier 48

Chapter Three: Nineteen Months of Progress on the Home Front 59

Agencies of War 60

Life on the Home Front 65

Progressivism and Politics 75

Chapter Four: The Final Wilson Years 79

Retreat from Global Responsibility 81

End of an Era 90

Photographs and Illustrations follow page 70

Maps: Western Front: German End-the-War Offensives, March-July, 1918 41

Western Front: Allied Offensive, September-November, 1918 45

Bibliographical Essay 99

Index 113

About the Author

D. Clayton James has held five distinguishedprofessorships, most recently at the Virginia Military Institute. AFellow of the Society of American Historians, he has written ninebooks, notably The Years of MacArthur (in threevolumes).Anne Sharp Wells has served on the faculties ofMississippi State University and the Virginia Military Institute.She has coauthored four books with Professor James, includingFrom Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in WorldWar II.


"Each chapter is written in a crisp and clear manner and is full of interesting detail. The major strengths of this book are the authors' treatment of aspects of the war that normally do not garner much attention." (The History Teacher, May 2000)

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