Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America has 37 ratings and 3 reviews. Katie said: Fantastic book about the ways World War I shaped American. Review of Keene’s “Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America”. Kerry Irish. George Fox University, [email protected] Follow this and. Why is World War I important in American history? Quite simply, the Great War generation played a critical role in constructing the modern U.S. Army, turning.
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What is most notable about the thesis and the entire book is that it practically ignores the war itself, concentrating entirely upon the American soldiers and their interactions with each other, the French, British, and their own people on their return home.
These changes, provoked as they were by the common citizen-soldier, went a long ways to improve the army, thus better preparing it for the next citizen-soldier war, and that the most famous of the century: Want to Read saving….
Best book I’ve been assigned for the class this semester. Josh rated it really liked it Dec 23, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Most emphasized is their interactions with the US Government, particularly in regards to the draft and whether or not the government owed the soldiers some form of compensation for the losses they had sustained while at war whether physical or mental injuries, or missing job opportunities.
Scott Veach rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Kalvin rated it really liked it Sep 17, Mar 12, Don Heiman rated it it was amazing. See all 9 reviews. It is clear, from the beginning through to the end that Keene has a great passion for, and an in-depth knowledge of World War I, but unlike other histories of the war, Keene focuses attention on the soldier.
Hardcoverpages. As in previous wars ethnic, cultural, and regional divisions and squabbles had to be dealt with before a unified force could be mobilized. Keene is an associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
More attention to the army administration would have also been useful since Doughboys presents such a rosy view of the war that focuses on matters of protocol saluting, courts martial, boxing, and medals, for example that distance the fact that a deadly, dangerous war was occurring.
Michael Donnellon rated it really liked it Aug 15, In this account, Jennifer D. Even after these troops had returned to civilian life, lessons learned by the army during its first experience with a mass doughbos force continued to influence the military as an institution.
Jenna rated it liked it Feb 19, Explore the Home Gift Guide. This draft was an efficient and rapid one, expanding the armed forces from the initialto an end of 3. How does a democratic government conscript citizens, turn them into soldiers who can fight effectively against wxr highly freat enemy, and then somehow reward these troops for their service?
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Specifically, when faced with citizen-soldiers lacking extensive training, army officials were forced to revise disciplinary action taken against actions performed out of ignorance versus those more lf in nature.
Keene argues that the doughboy experience in —18 forged the U.
I was spellbound while reading her work and very grateful for the opportunity to hear her speak abou In John Hopkins Press published Jennifer Keene’s outstanding book, “Doughboys, The Great War, and the Remaking of America. The author is professor and chair of the department of history at Chapman University, specializing in the American military experience of World War One.
The experience of going into uniform and fighting abroad politicized citizen-soldiers, Keene finally argues, in ways she asks us to ponder. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Showing of 9 reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. David Williams rated it it was amazing Nov 11, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Books by Jennifer D. If you are seeking a better understanding of the contributions made by “Greatest Generation,” then this book is a must read.
Brian Marchetti rated it really liked it Aug 14, Gregory rated it liked it Jul 09, Hannah Wagner rated it liked it Dec 04, Keene describes how soldiers catalyzed change on the day-to-day level of interaction among soldiers and officers such as the salute changing from a gesture of respect to one of camaraderie to the governmental policy changes that led to the GI Bill in the middle of the twentieth century.
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