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Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France

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A beautifully written and fully illustrated experience of the Great War from a participant . . .

Though the United States was late to enter the Great War, a number of idealistic young Americans wished to take part from the beginning. One of these was Avery Royce Wolf, a highly educated scion of a family in America's burgeoning industrial heartland.

Volunteering as an ambulan
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Casemate (first published November 2008)
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Sarah Ravely
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is mostly very good. The letters themselves, and the photos that accompany them, are fantastic and well worth the read. They are as good or better than most war diaries I have read; Wolfe was very thorough in his correspondence and managed to sneak quite a bit around the censors. His writing is entertaining as well as detailed.

However, the sections each begin with extremely basic descriptions of what was going on in the war at the time each set of letters was written, and these are whe
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Amy
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avery Wolfe's voice came through strongly in his letters, although by the end I couldn't help but wonder how edited that "voice" really was. His photographs are even more telling then his narratives.
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