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Title:
Forgotten summers : the story of the Citizens' Military Training Camps, 1921-1940
Author:
Kington, Donald M.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Two Decades Pub., [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780964578906
Format :
Book

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Central Library U293 .K56 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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From 1921 to 1940, young men from all over the nation zealously joined in month-long summer camps run by the U.S. Army. Many drew on soldiering skills learned at Citizens' Military Training Camps in service with America's fighting forces in World War II. Two future U.S. presidents (Truman and Reagan) took part; a future literary giant (Robert Penn Warren's poem is on p. xiii) was inspired to write his first poem while in training; and three of the country's most esteemed military leaders (MacArthur, Marshall and Pershing) played major roles.


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