The World Remade: America In World War I
by G.J. Meyer
America's debut on the world stage
After years of bitter debate, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917. The World Remade is an engrossing chronicle of America's pivotal, still controversial intervention into World War I.
G.J. Meyer takes us from the deliberations over U.S. involvement to the battlefield itself to the shattering aftermath of the struggle. On the home front, he recounts the breakup of traditional class structures, the rise of the progressive and labor movements, the wave of anti-German hysteria, and the explosive expansion of both the economy and federal power.
Meyer interweaves myriad strands into a gripping narrative that adds a uniquely American dimension to our understanding of the seminal conflict of the twentieth century.
"Accomplished with brio . . . [Meyer] blends ‘foreground, background, and sidelights' to highlight the complex interactions of apparently unconnected events behind the four-year catastrophic war that destroyed a world and defined a century."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Especially suited for the interested American reader . . . Meyer's sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire, the leaders of Prussia with their newly minted swagger, are lifelike and plausible. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A World Undone] has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured."-Los Angeles Times
"With a historian's eye for clearheaded analysis and a storyteller's talent for detail and narrative, G. J. Meyer presents a compelling account of the blunders that produced the world's first ‘great war' and set the stage for many of the tragic events that followed."-Steve Gillon, resident historian, The History Channel
About the Author
G.J. Meyer is the author of three popular histories: A World Undone: The Story of the Great War; The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty; and The Borgias: The Hidden History. Meyer received a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism from Harvard University.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||March 7, 2017|