The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten World War
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Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
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First Mariner Books edition.
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9780544290488 (pbk.), 0544290488 (pbk.)
Physical Desc:
viii, 518 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Status:
Bennett - Adult Nonfiction
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In 2003, 85 years after the end Of World War I, Richard Rubin set out to see if he could still find and talk to someone who had actually served in the American Expeditionary Forces during that colossal conflict. Ultimately he found dozens, aged 101 to 113, from Cape Cod to Carson City, who shared with him at the last possible moment their stories of America's Great War. Nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century, they were self-reliant, humble, and stoic, never complaining, but still marveling at the immensity of the war they helped win and the complexity of the world they helped create. Though America has largely forgotten their war, you will never forget them or their stories. A decade in the making, The Last of the Doughboys is the most sweeping look at America's First World War in a generation, a glorious reminder of the tremendously important role America played in the war to end all wars, as well as a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory. Book jacket.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-500) and index.
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In 2003, 85 years after the end Of World War I, Richard Rubin set out to see if he could still find and talk to someone who had actually served in the American Expeditionary Forces during that colossal conflict. Ultimately he found dozens, aged 101 to 113, from Cape Cod to Carson City, who shared with him at the last possible moment their stories of America's Great War. Nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century, they were self-reliant, humble, and stoic, never complaining, but still marveling at the immensity of the war they helped win and the complexity of the world they helped create. Though America has largely forgotten their war, you will never forget them or their stories. A decade in the making, The Last of the Doughboys is the most sweeping look at America's First World War in a generation, a glorious reminder of the tremendously important role America played in the war to end all wars, as well as a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory. Book jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rubin, R. (2014). The last of the doughboys: the forgotten generation and their forgotten World War. First Mariner Books edition. Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rubin, Richard. 2014. The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Rubin, Richard, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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Rubin, Richard. The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. First Mariner Books edition. Boston: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Print.

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