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Author Nelson, James Carl.

Title Five lieutenants : the heartbreaking story of five Harvard men who led America to victory in World War I / James Carl Nelson.

Publisher New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
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 Standley Lake Library  940.412730922 NELSON    ON SHELF
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 365 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Summary Documents the stories of five young Harvard students who met different fates while serving in World War I, drawing on uncensored letters and memoirs to illuminate the impact of the conflict on the educated class of soldiers.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A rendezvous -- No place for a philosopher -- His death warrant -- The fiance -- Why don't we attack -- Be astonished -- Chasing the Indians -- The possibilities -- Damn this war -- Don't worry -- A man's job -- A most perfect friendship -- At the circus -- Orders is orders -- A very present existence -- A cold business -- The day before -- Don't tell him -- So much easier just to die -- As if he were still alive -- There was a war.
Subject Harvard University -- Biography.
United States. Army -- Officers -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.
College students -- United States -- Biography.
Call # 940.412730922 NELSON
ISBN 9780312604233 (hardcover)
0312604238 (hardcover)
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