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Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

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The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But as Geoffrey Wawro shows in Sons of Freedom, the French and British were on the verge The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But as Geoffrey Wawro shows in Sons of Freedom, the French and British were on the verge of collapse in 1918, and would have lost the war without the Doughboys. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, described the Allied victory as a "miracle"--but it was a distinctly American miracle. In Sons of Freedom, prize-winning historian Geoffrey Wawro weaves together in thrilling detail the battles, strategic deliberations, and dreadful human cost of the American war effort--first defending Paris, and then cutting the German army's lifeline in the Meuse-Argonne. A major revision of the history of World War I, Sons of Freedom resurrects the brave heroes who saved the Allies, defeated Germany, and established the United States as the greatest of the great powers.


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The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But as Geoffrey Wawro shows in Sons of Freedom, the French and British were on the verge The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic. But as Geoffrey Wawro shows in Sons of Freedom, the French and British were on the verge of collapse in 1918, and would have lost the war without the Doughboys. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, described the Allied victory as a "miracle"--but it was a distinctly American miracle. In Sons of Freedom, prize-winning historian Geoffrey Wawro weaves together in thrilling detail the battles, strategic deliberations, and dreadful human cost of the American war effort--first defending Paris, and then cutting the German army's lifeline in the Meuse-Argonne. A major revision of the history of World War I, Sons of Freedom resurrects the brave heroes who saved the Allies, defeated Germany, and established the United States as the greatest of the great powers.

42 review for Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

  1. 4 out of 5

    Craig Pearson

    I was quite happy when starting this book because it was very easy to read and the author clearly expressed the lead up to the United States involvement in World War I. As with any book about the war it became very complicated trying to keep up with all the battles, locations, combatants, and politicians. This book a better read than most but it does have some issues. The common term for American soldiers was Doughboys but the author utilized the rarely used term of Doughs throughout the book. V I was quite happy when starting this book because it was very easy to read and the author clearly expressed the lead up to the United States involvement in World War I. As with any book about the war it became very complicated trying to keep up with all the battles, locations, combatants, and politicians. This book a better read than most but it does have some issues. The common term for American soldiers was Doughboys but the author utilized the rarely used term of Doughs throughout the book. Very annoying. Maps are a critical component of a military history text and just having them is not enough. They must be detailed without being cluttered and useless. Here they could be larger scale and be more numerous with legends. The author does get confused when describing the behaviour of american combat troops. He switches back and forth with high praise and abysmal action when in contact with the enemy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mike Siems

    Both sides, the Allies and the Central powers, couldn’t light fires because they’d be destroyed by artillery so they suffered in the wet mud and cold, many shoeless and diseased, in misery waiting to go over the top and die. One of many WWI facts I missed as a history major featured by Wawro in this awesome book. Didn’t understand how unprepared the US was and how many lives were lost due to troop charges barely supported by artillery, heavy guns or aircraft. US lives were simply traded for an A Both sides, the Allies and the Central powers, couldn’t light fires because they’d be destroyed by artillery so they suffered in the wet mud and cold, many shoeless and diseased, in misery waiting to go over the top and die. One of many WWI facts I missed as a history major featured by Wawro in this awesome book. Didn’t understand how unprepared the US was and how many lives were lost due to troop charges barely supported by artillery, heavy guns or aircraft. US lives were simply traded for an Allied victory.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  4. 4 out of 5

    'Aussie Rick'

  5. 4 out of 5

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    Thomas Noel

  7. 5 out of 5

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  9. 5 out of 5

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  11. 4 out of 5

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    NK Finney

  13. 5 out of 5

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  18. 5 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

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    Cristie Underwood

  23. 4 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

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  26. 4 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Meridith

  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 5 out of 5

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  31. 4 out of 5

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    Darrin Jordan

  36. 5 out of 5

    Nevada Public Library

  37. 5 out of 5

    Jack Wilkerson

  38. 4 out of 5

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  39. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

  40. 5 out of 5

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  41. 5 out of 5

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  42. 5 out of 5

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