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Author Englund, Will, author.

Title March 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution / Will Englund.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  940.4 ENG    DUE 02-09-21
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Description x, 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index.
Summary "A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. "We are provincials no longer," said Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inaugural. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. Just ten days after Wilson's declaration, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and ushering in the false dawn of a democratic Russia. Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany a few short weeks later, asserting the United States's new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Will Englund draws on a wealth of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to furnish texture and personal detail to the story of that month. March 1917 celebrates the dreams of warriors, pacifists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries, even as it demonstrates how their successes and failures constitute the origin story of the complex world we inhabit a century later."--Provided by publisher.
Subject World War, 1914-1918.
Nineteen seventeen, A.D.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
Europe -- History -- 1871-1918.
Added Title March nineteen seventeen
ISBN 9780393292084 (hardcover)
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