Exploring World War I: "America and the Great War"
A Timely Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the the US entry into WWI
Margaret Wagner's "America and the Great War: a Library of Congress Illustrated History" chronicles the events and arguments, the calculations and tragedies that brought the United States into the first modern war on April 6, 1917.
Filled with the voices of individuals both well-known and previously unsung, it reveals the explosion of patriotic fervor as the country entered the fray, the near-miraculous expansion of its Army, its military engagements abroad, and its struggles against the suppression of civil liberties at home.
About the Author
Margaret E. Wagner is a senior writer / editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office. Her previous work includes "The Library of Congress WWII Companion" and "The American Civil War: 365 Days."