Len's Summary: Starting with the preparedness movement, Ms. Ford traces civil-military relations in America through the draft and training of citizen soldiers, mobilization of public opinion and suppression of dissent, the application of science and technology through demobilization and reemployment starting in 1919. Documents include the Sedition Act of 1918. The author also wrote Americans All: Foreign Born soldiers in World War I (Greenwood 2001).
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.