America and World War I: A Travelers Guide

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America and World War I: A Travelers Guide


King, Curtis S., Military Review


AMERICA AND WORLD WAR I: A Travelers Guide

Mark D. Van Ells, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, 2015, 432 pages

Mark Van Ells's America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide is an excellent book that skillfully executes the difficult task of combining the two genres of historical narrative and travel guide. In setting out to mesh the two styles, the author provides a great service to the reader without trying to be definitive in either genre. Thus, Van Ellss work is not a traditional historical narrative with a thesis and supporting points, but it is scholarly and well researched, and it reads well. In addition, it is not a traditional tour book. Those looking for a guide to battlefield sites that leads the tourist from historic location to location will not find that here. However, Van Ellss approach places the locations into a more comprehensive context that explains the importance of each site. Perhaps even more important, his book explores scores of locations beyond the well-known battlefields in France, locations that provide fresh new looks at the entire American war effort: an abundance of sites in the United States; airfields, training bases, and supply bases in France; and even sites in Great Britain and Italy. As the author puts it, "Great War history can turn up in the most unexpected places"

The book is generally arranged chronologically, but it includes topical chapters such as those on Pershing, the American rear area, areas outside of France, African-American troops, the war at sea, and the air war. The first four chapters (almost one-fifth of the book) cover events before American units arrive in France, which is one of the great strengths of the book. …

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