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Title:
The Lost Battalion
Author:
Johnson, Thomas M. (Thomas Marvin), 1889-
Publication Information:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1st ed. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co., c1938.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1210 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780803276130
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library D570.33 308TH .J64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

For a generation the Lost Battalion exemplified the best of America's involvement in World War I. Until World War II pushed the Lost Battalion out of the national memory with its own scenes of horror and heroism, mention of the unit's name summoned up what America admired in its soldiers: unpretentious courage, dogged resistance, and good cheer and adaptation under adversity.


Author Notes

Thomas M. Johnson was a newspaperman and author who covered World War I. Fletcher Pratt was a historian and prolific author. Edward M. Coffman is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the author of several books, including The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I .


Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Forewordp. 3
Prologue: The Argonne Forest, Near Le Mort Homme, September 28p. 17
October 2p. 21
October 2 -- Nightp. 45
October 3p. 57
October 4p. 109
October 5p. 154
October 6p. 189
October 7p. 219
News Flashesp. 258
Octobor 8 -- and Foreverp. 262
Notesp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Indexp. 323

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