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The Resource The illusion of victory : America in World War I, Thomas Fleming

The illusion of victory : America in World War I, Thomas Fleming

Label
The illusion of victory : America in World War I
Title
The illusion of victory
Title remainder
America in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Fleming
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming undertakes nothing less than a drastic revision of America's experience in World War I. He reveals how the British and French duped Wilson and the American people into thinking the war was as good as won, and there would be no need to send an army overseas. He describes a harried president making speech after speech proclaiming America's ideals while supporting the Espionage and Sedition Acts that sent critics to federal prisons. Meanwhile, a government propaganda machine created a hate-driven "war will" that soon spilled over into attacks on ethnic Americans. On the Western Front, the Allies did their utmost to turn the American Expeditionary Force into cannon fodder. At the Paris Peace Conference, the cynical Europeans mocked Wilson and his ideals, and browbeat him into accepting the vengeful Treaty of Versailles, sowing the seeds of World War II."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Thomas J
Dewey number
940.3/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D570
LC item number
.F58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
Label
The illusion of victory : America in World War I, Thomas Fleming
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War week -- Big lies, greed, and other hoary animals -- Enlisting volunteers and other unlikely events -- Creeling and other activities that make Philip Dru unhappy -- Seeds of the Apocalypse -- The women of No-Man's-Land -- Politics Is adjourned, Ha-Ha-Ha --Fights to the finish -- Peace that surpasses understanding -- Peace that surpasses understanding II -- Chilling the heart of the world -- Illusions end -- A covenant with power
Control code
ocm51647447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
543 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465024698
Lccn
2003002616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51647447
  • (OCoLC)51647447
Label
The illusion of victory : America in World War I, Thomas Fleming
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War week -- Big lies, greed, and other hoary animals -- Enlisting volunteers and other unlikely events -- Creeling and other activities that make Philip Dru unhappy -- Seeds of the Apocalypse -- The women of No-Man's-Land -- Politics Is adjourned, Ha-Ha-Ha --Fights to the finish -- Peace that surpasses understanding -- Peace that surpasses understanding II -- Chilling the heart of the world -- Illusions end -- A covenant with power
Control code
ocm51647447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
543 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465024698
Lccn
2003002616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51647447
  • (OCoLC)51647447

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