Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America
By (author) Jennifer D. Keene
Normal Price: $59.99
Your Price: $53.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America by Jennifer D. Keene
Book DescriptionHow does a democratic government conscript citizens, turn them into soldiers who can fight effectively against a highly trained enemy, and then somehow reward these troops for their service? In Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America, Jennifer D. Keene argues that the doughboy experience in 1917-18 forged the U.S. Army of the twentieth century and ultimately led to the most sweeping piece of social-welfare legislation in the nation's history-the G.I. Bill. Keene shows how citizen-soldiers established standards of discipline that the army in a sense had to adopt. Even after these troops had returned to civilian life, lessons learned by the army during its first experience with a mass conscripted force continued to influence the military as an institution. The experience of going into uniform and fighting abroad politicized citizen-soldiers, Keene finally argues, in ways she asks us to ponder. She finds that the country and the conscripts-in their view-entered into a certain social compact, one that assured veterans that the federal government owed conscripted soldiers of the twentieth century debts far in excess of the pensions the Grand Army of the Republic had claimed in the late nineteenth century.
Buy Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America book by Jennifer D. Keene from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780801874468
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jennifer D. Keene
World War I, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Jennifer D. Keene
An in-depth look at American soldiers' daily lives during World War I.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America book by Jennifer D. Keene and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jennifer D. Keene
Jennifer D. Keene is an associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.