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With new anthology, noted historian A. Scott Berg wants Americans to remember sacrifice of World War I




Wounded American soldiers being carried on wheel litters in the Argonne region of France.
Wounded American soldiers being carried on wheel litters in the Argonne region of France.
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To mark the 100th year of America’s entry into World War I, the Library of America is rolling out a volume containing stories and writings by American participants and observers of the conflict.

The writing of 88 men and women are collected in the book – soldiers, nurses, politicians, journalists – to provide a kaleidoscopic look at what happened from the outbreak of war in 1914, through the Armistice, and the Paris Peace Conference.

Noted historian A. Scott Berg, who edited the book, joins Larry to talk about these stories.

Guest:

A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer prize winning author of the biography Lindbergh (1998) and the National Book Award recipient for Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978); most recently, he is the editor of an anthology of American writing, World War I and America: Told By the Americans Who Lived It



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