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When war erupted in Europe in 1914, American journalists hurried across the Atlantic ready to cover it the same way they had covered so many other wars. However, very little about this war was like any other. Its scale, brutality, and duration forced journalists to write their own rules for reporting and keeping the American public informed.

American Journalists in the Great War tells the dramatic stories of the journalists who covered World War I for the American public. Chris Dubbs draws on personal accounts from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books to convey the experiences of the journalists of World War I, from the western front to the Balkans to the Paris Peace Conference. Their accounts reveal the challenges of finding the war news, transmitting a story, and getting it past the censors. Over the course of the war, reporters found that getting their scoop increasingly meant breaking the rules or redefining the very meaning of war news. Dubbs shares the courageous, harrowing, and sometimes humorous stories of the American reporters who risked their lives in war zones to record their experiences and send the news to the people back home. 
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. Prelude to Armageddon
  2. pp. 5-12
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  1. 2. Learning to Report a World War
  2. pp. 13-36
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  1. 3. What Is an Atrocity?
  2. pp. 37-62
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  1. 4. The Central Powers Manage the News
  2. pp. 63-90
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  1. 5. Pushing the Limits of Reporting on the Western Front
  2. pp. 91-116
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  1. 6. The Front Door and Back Door to Russia
  2. pp. 117-146
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  1. 7. Gallipoli and Greece
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. 8. A Revolution in the Midst of War
  2. pp. 171-202
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  1. 9. Credentialed with the AEF
  2. pp. 203-238
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  1. 10. After the Fighting
  2. pp. 239-266
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  1. Appendix: Journalists Mentioned in American Journalists in the Great War
  2. pp. 267-276
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  1. A Word about Sources
  2. pp. 277-278
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 279-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496200198
Related ISBN
9780803285743
MARC Record
OCLC
971036098
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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