The Best Books On America's Crusade In The Great War 1917-1918

By Bruce Canfield

The Books I Picked & Why

America's munitions 1917-1918: report of Benedict Crowell, the Assistant Secretary of War, Director of Munitions

By Benedict Crowell

America's munitions 1917-1918: report of Benedict Crowell, the Assistant Secretary of War, Director of Munitions

Why this book?

This is the best primary reference source ever compiled that covers the gamut of America’s munitions from all manner of weaponry, vehicles, clothing, and equipment. It was written by the sitting Assistant Secretary of War. An invaluable resource.


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A Rifleman Went to War

By Herbert Wes McBride

A Rifleman Went to War

Why this book?

An excellent narrative of the experiences of a Canadian infantry officer who served in France and Belgium from Sept. 1915 to April 1917. There is a lot of emphasis on the sniping weapons utilized by the Allied forces during the early part of the war.


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Quartered in Hell: The Story of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force 1918-1919

By Hayes Otoupalik, Dennis Gordon

Quartered in Hell: The Story of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force 1918-1919

Why this book?

A well-researched and fascinating story of the little-known American intervention in the North Russia/Siberia campaigns between the Red Bolshevik forces and the “White Russian” forces with small American and British units essentially caught in the middle.


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Make the Kaiser Dance: Living Memories of a Forgotten War: The American Experience in World War I

By Henry Berry

Make the Kaiser Dance: Living Memories of a Forgotten War: The American Experience in World War I

Why this book?

Numerous fascinating first-hand accounts of American “Doughboys” who saw front-line service in World War I. Many of the stories are poignant and personal.


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The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918

By Laurence Stallings

The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918

Why this book?

The book describes every battle the AEF was in between June 4, l9l8 until the end. Belleau Wood and Vaux, Saving Paris on the Marne, Aisne-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Tunnel Offensives Meuse-Argonne final phase AND MORE. From when the First Yank soldiers stepped ashore in France until it was finished and Germany surrendered.


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