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by Edward A. Gutièrrez
Author: Edward A. Gutièrrez
Publisher: University Press of Kansas; 1 edition (September 19, 2014)
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Where many were simply asked for basic data, veterans from four states-Utah, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Virginia-were given questionnaires soliciting additional information and "remarks. In short, a hundred years later, the doughboy once more speaks in his own true voice. This is a 2014 book by a man who found and studied questionnaires that were sent to World War One soldiers in Utah, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Virginia right after they completed their service. Thousand of them filled out the forms and sent t hem back.
This was an interesting and somewhat informative book, though academically poor.
269 books - 6 voters. This was an interesting and somewhat informative book, though academically poor. It opens up to a great point of memory This was an interesting and somewhat informative book, though academically poor.
The short form doughs was also used by American soldiers on occasion . Their presence meant the allies would win if only because of numbers.
The short form doughs was also used by American soldiers on occasion during World War II. From the examples I’ve read it seems to refer specifically to American infantry, . in references by tank crewmen about supporting the doughs. Germany, on the other hand, suffered the same exhaustion that their counterparts did, and thought here we go again, but their numbers and attitudes showed the same strains of four years of fruitless fighting. 847 views · View 3 Upvoters.
Their Military Experience. By Edward A. Gutierrez. Lawrence, K5; University. Gutierrez spent fourteen years studying these surveys and found that data collected shortly after the soldiers returned from military service portrayed their feelings and motivations more accurately. Press of Kansas, 2014. By using this information, Doughboys on the Great War endeavored to explain "why individuals volunteer to go to war, and, if reality fails to match expectations. to ascertain the cause of these erroneous presumptions.
Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014 . Gutiérrez stresses that black veterans had to frame their answers in this positive light or incur the punishment of segregationist officials. My one major critique is the repetitive nature of some of the examples from the soldiers, and especially Gutiérrez’s oft-repeated argument that soldiers reprised the thoughts of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman that war is hell or Sherman was right (pp. 100, 105, 160).
Unlocking the ways soldiers view their military experiences comes with a host of methodological issues. Edward Gutierrez offers a key to unlocking this mystery. Wartime letters, often censored or self-censored, are not an adequate measure of men's morale and oftentimes focus on the temporal discomforts of life on campaign. More problematic are memoirs.
Doughboys on the Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience Gutierrez Edward A. Eurospan 9780700624447 : It is impossible to reproduce the state of mind of the m. Drawing on these questionnaires, completed while memories were still fresh, this book presents a chorus of soldiers’ voices speaking directly of the expectations, motivations, and experiences as infantrymen on the Western Front in World War . hat was it like to kill or maim German soldiers? To see friends killed or maimed by the enemy?
Edward Gutiérrez has been studying thousands of soldiers.
Edward Gutiérrez has been studying thousands of soldiers. What he has discovered ought to make Americans proud, for, although the veterans returned with an understandable hatred of war- Sherman was right, wrote one, war is hell -they were almost universally proud of what they had done. Gutiérrez’s scholarship reflects a deep knowledge of the historical period. Anyone seeking to better understand the soldiers of the AEF will find this book invaluable.
The problem is that Gutierrez seemed to start this work with a preconceived dislike of the literary legacy of World War I and the metaphor of the "Lost Generation" as capturing the general American experience. While I appreciate a debunking of historic "just so" stories as much as the next person I have to admit that I don't trust Gutierrez's voice either and wonder whether he has his own secret agenda.
-Edward A. Gutiérrez, author of Doughboys on the Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience.