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Laskin, David, 1953-
The long way home : an American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War / David Laskin
Alternate Title American journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
1st ed
[New York] : Harper, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D507 .L26 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Army -- Biography
Physical Description xxiv, 386 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "Narrative account of how twelve immigrant soldiers became Americans through fighting in World War I"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical reference (p. [359]-372) and index
Contents Old countries -- Journeys -- Streets of gold -- The weak, the broken, and the mentally crippled -- The world at war -- The army of forty-three languages -- I go where you send me -- July 4, 1918 -- These fought in any case -- The Jews and the Wops and the dirty Irish cops -- The arc of fire -- Breaking the line -- Blanc Mont -- Why should I shoot them? -- Postwar

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