BUY America’s Greatest Blunder HERE
Hardback. Paperback. Kindle, Nook, Apple iBooks and other e-formats
Welcome to the Internet home of America’s Greatest Blunder, the new and already award-winning history of America in World War One, appearing as the centenary of the war’s 1914 outbreak approaches. In the book you’ll read about how America made a massive mistake – a great blunder – by entering the war and by so doing sharply tilted the battlefield’s balance of forces, shattering the three-year stalemate and winning the war for Britain and France over Germany. The two million U.S. Army and Marine Corps “doughboys” who fought on the Western Front gave Britain and France the power to impose their draconian and humiliating defeat on Germany. And that ignited a decades-long call by Germans for revenge.
Had President Woodrow Wilson not led America into the war, the exhausted British and French and German combatants would have had no alternative but to drag themselves, however reluctantly, however begrudgingly, to a negotiating table and there reach a compromise armistice and compromise peace. There would have been no exultant victor, no humiliated vanquished, no punishing Versailles Treaty, no massive German calls for revenge and thus no Hitler, no World War Two and probably no Cold War.
How this happened is the tale told by America’s Greatest Blunder, a fast-paced war history and political history. Drawing on decades of research and analyses, it chronicles America’s foreign policy journey from sensible neutrality to its declaration of war, explaining how the American public was duped by Britain’s anti-German propaganda. The book then describes how the doughboys, organized into the AEF (American Expeditionary Force), broke the battlefield deadlock and won the war. Finally, it tells how the Armistice and Versailles peace fatefully compounded America’s mistake of entering the war.
The result was a huge catastrophe for the 20th Century.
In the pages of America’s Greatest Blunder you will discover….
- Why and how America and Woodrow Wilson abandoned neutrality and slid into World War One
- How America and its two million U.S. Army and Marine Corps doughboys won the war
- How America’s victory set the 20th century on its tragic course
- Why America and its battlefield successes in World War One helped set the stage for Adolf Hitler and World War Two
- How the war could have ended differently had America not entered
- Why the blunder of entering World War One offers lessons for our own day, raising a cautionary flag for America when it is tempted to intervene militarily overseas
- How the doughboys were recruited, drafted and formed into the huge American Expeditionary Force – AEF – and then trained for battle on the Western Front, fighting at Cantigny, Belleau Wood and St. Mihiel and in the brutal Meuse-Argonne
- How Britain and France tried to take away control of the AEF from American commander in chief General John J. Pershing
- How America mobilized its economy for war and, with the Creel Committee, mobilized “white hot” public support
- Why Germany in World War One launched submarine warfare
- Why the war may have ended too soon for America and General Pershing
- Why the World War One Armistice and Versailles Treaty broke America’s promises to Germany
- How British anti-German propaganda in America succeeded while German propaganda failed
- How Woodrow Wilson executed American foreign policy in World War One
- How Woodrow Wilson at the Versailles Conference championed his League of Nations and was outmaneuvered by Britain’s Lloyd George and France’s Clemenceau and how this shaped the results of World War One
- Why Germany in World War One trusted America and Woodrow Wilson, whose “Fourteen Points” speech promised it a fair peace
- Why this war history offers a new, provocative interpretation
- Why General Pershing’s “open warfare” tactics were controversial
- Why Woodrow Wilson’s agreeing to blame Germany for starting World War One had horrifying consequences
- Why Generals Hindenburg and Ludendorff, Germany’s commanders in World War One, went for broke and launched the spring 1918 offensives.
Other highlights in the book include an analysis of Germany in World War One, the legacy of the results of World War One on Germany in the immediate post-war years and later, the influence of World War One on Hitler’s rise to power, the shaping and execution of American foreign policy in World War One, the American-German negotiations for the World War One Armistice and a thumbnail war history of America in the conflict. Read More
Have you ever wondered about the causes and consequences of US involvement in the world war one? We reveal the truth behind America’s biggest blunder in war history through our exclusively detailed and researched eBook. The role of Hitler and Germany in World War One resulted in decades long of rivalry between the two nations. From reasons and results of WWI to the implications that the World War 1 aef had on the western world, we cover it all. In this well detailed eBook, we also cover American foreign policy in WWI and how it transformed from sensible neutrality to a declaration of war. Finally, a complete and through description of World War I armistice is also documented in detail.View Less