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The Resource Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count, Richard Rubin

Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count, Richard Rubin

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Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count
Title
Back over there
Title remainder
one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rubin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war{u2019}s last survivors face-to-face, he knew well the importance of being present if you want to get the real story. But he soon came to realize that to get the whole story, he had to go Over There, too. So he did, and discovered that while most Americans regard that war as dead and gone, to the French, who still live among its ruins and memories, it remains very much alive. Years later, with the centennial of the war only magnifying this paradox, Rubin decided to go back Over There to see if he could, at last, resolve it. For months he followed the trail of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front, finding trenches, tunnels, bunkers, century-old graffiti and ubiquitous artifacts. But he also found an abiding fondness for America and Americans, and a colorful corps of local after-hours historians and archeologists who tirelessly explore these sites and preserve the memories they embody while patiently waiting for Americans to return and reclaim their own history and heritage. None of whom seemed to mind that his French needed work. Based on his wildly popular New York Times series, Back Over There is a timely journey, in turns reverent and iconoclastic but always fascinating, through a place where the past and present are never really separated
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.4/144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D523
LC item number
.R767 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count, Richard Rubin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Follow me -- Like traveling back in time -- The soul of the battlefield -- Chemin des Américains -- From the bowels of the earth -- What if -- The burnt woods and the ball-shaped tree -- Red giant -- The devil's basket -- History and memory
Control code
sky286166944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250084323
Lccn
2016049921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
a2425334
Label
Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count, Richard Rubin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Follow me -- Like traveling back in time -- The soul of the battlefield -- Chemin des Américains -- From the bowels of the earth -- What if -- The burnt woods and the ball-shaped tree -- Red giant -- The devil's basket -- History and memory
Control code
sky286166944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250084323
Lccn
2016049921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
a2425334

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