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Duty, Honor, Privilege: New York's Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  1 review
One of the most heroic, and socially fascinating, episodes of World War I; This National Guard unit included the scions of New York society (including Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Van Burens, Harrimans, Van Rensselaers, and Rhinelanders), artists, actors, writers, editors, and reporters; Dozens of photographs from private collections; A well-told story of a time when wealth an ...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published June 17th 2001 by Potomac Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Fascinating and heart-rendering read on the sacrifice exacted in the Great War. The loss of the "cream of the Manhattan" crop is mainly significant for its indication of how many thousands of more unheralded young men lost their lives.
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