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The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war / Richard Rubin.

Rubin, Richard. (Author).
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Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library - Waterloo 940.4 RUB (Text) 30090000668322 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547554433
  • ISBN: 0547554435
  • Physical Description: vii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographic references (pages 493-500) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: No Man's Land -- Wolves on the Battlefield -- Over the Top -- The American Sector -- Cheer and Laughter and Joyous Shout -- The People Behind the Battle -- The Forgotten Generation -- Give a Little Credit to the Navy -- A Vast Enterprise in Salesmanship -- Hell, We Just Got Here -- We Didn't See a Thing -- Loyal, True, Straight and Square -- Old Dixieland in France -- L'Ossuaire -- A Wicked Gun, That Machine Gun -- Wasn't a Lot of Help -- The Last Night of the War -- The Last of the Last -- We Are All Missing You Very Much.
Summary, etc.: A decade-long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation and their Great War led Richard Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, and battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German aeroplane; an 18-year-old Bronx girl “drafted” to work for the War Department; a machine-gunner from Montana; a Marine wounded at Belleau Wood; the 16-year-old who became America’s last WWI veteran; and many, many more.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 > Veterans > United States.
World War, 1914-1918 > Personal narratives, American.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
Veterans > United States > Biography.
Centenarians > United States > Biography.
Summary: A decade-long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation and their Great War led Richard Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, and battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German aeroplane; an 18-year-old Bronx girl “drafted” to work for the War Department; a machine-gunner from Montana; a Marine wounded at Belleau Wood; the 16-year-old who became America’s last WWI veteran; and many, many more.
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