America's Great War by Robert Zieger
World War I and the American Experience (Critical Issues in American History)

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Recent bestsellers by Niall Ferguson and John Keegan have created tremendous popular interest in World War I. In America's Great War prominent historian Robert H. Zieger examines the causes, prosecution, and legacy of this bloody conflict from a frequently overlooked perspective, that of American involvement. This is the first book to illuminate both America's dramatic influence on the war and the war's considerable impact upon our nation. Zieger's engaging narrative provides vivid descriptions of the famous battles and diplomatic maneuvering, while also chronicling America's rise to prominence within the postwar world. On the domestic front, Zieger details how the war forever altered American politics and society by creating the National Security State, generating powerful new instruments of social control, bringing about innovative labor and social welfare programs, and redefining civil liberties and race relations. America's Great War promises to become the definitive history of America and World War I.
 

About Robert Zieger

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Robert H. Zieger is professor of history at the University of Florida.
 
Published November 13, 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 314 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Nothing new here, but the author knows his subject, and his lucid prose is a pleasure to read.

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In this captivating and clearly presented work, noted University of Florida historian Zieger (The CIO, 1935-1955) explores the relatively brief role of the U.S. in WWI. America's role was largely born

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America's entrance into the war, therefore, set the stage for its future foreign relations policy, which until then had been primarily isolationist, and for the emergence of what Zieger calls a ""national security state,"" with an active focus on developing the technology and securing and trainin...

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