Over Here The First World War and American Society

ISBN-10: 0195173996
ISBN-13: 9780195173994
Edition: 25th 2004 (Anniversary)
Authors: David M. Kennedy
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Description: The Great War of 1914-1918 left a residue of disruption and disillusion that spawned an even more ruinous conflict scarcely a generation later, and it confronted the United States with one of the most wrenching crises in the nation's history. Over  More...

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The Great War of 1914-1918 left a residue of disruption and disillusion that spawned an even more ruinous conflict scarcely a generation later, and it confronted the United States with one of the most wrenching crises in the nation's history. Over Here is the first full-scale discussion of the impact of World War I on American society. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new afterword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David M. Kennedy, which explains his reasons for writing the original edition as well as his opinions on the legacy of Wilsonian idealism, most recently reflected in President George W. Bush's National Security Strategy.

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.David M. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus and co-director of The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University. His first book, BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA: THE CAREER OF MARGARET SANGER, was honored with both the Bancroft Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. He has won numerous teaching awards at Stanford, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in American political, diplomatic, intellectual, and social history, and in American literature. Dr. Kennedy published a volume in the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1929--1945, for which he was honored with the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and he served from 2002--2011 on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Preface
Prologue: Spring, 1917
The War for the American Mind
The Political Economy of War: the Home Front
""""You'Re in the Army Now""""
Over There - and Back
Armistice and Aftermath
The Political Economy of War: the International Dimension
Epilogue: Promises of Glory
Bibliography
Index

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