The long way home: an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

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"Narrative account of how twelve immigrant soldiers became Americans through fighting in World War I"--Provided by publisher.
Relates the immigrant experience in the early 1900s by tracing the lives of a dozen men from their childhoods in Europe through their arrival at Ellis Island, their challenges in a strange new land, and their struggles during the Great War.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / Military / World War I, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Immigrants -- United States -- Biography, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Soldiers -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Army -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography
title_display The long way home : an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
title_full The Long Way Home An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War, The long way home : an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War / David Laskin, The long way home : an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War [electronic resource] / David Laskin
title_short The long way home :
title_sub an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
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