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Portrait of War: The U.S. Army's First Combat Artists and the Doughboys' Experience in WWI

ISBN: 978-0-471-67023-0
352 pages
October 2006
Portrait of War: The U.S. Army


Portrait of War tells the gripping true story of eight graphic artists recruited by the government and sent into combat to create a visual historical record of World War I. Featuring both their stunning illustrations and deep personal reflections, Portrait of War is a moving testament to the bravery of these artist-soldiers and the remarkable record of war they left behind.
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Table of Contents


1 The Journey into the Maelstrom.

2 Into the Trenches.

3 A Brother Goes to War.

4 Last Peaceful Forays.

5 A Grim Harvest along the Marne.

6 Questioned Sacrifice in Belleau Wood.

7 The Desperate Peace Offensive.

8 Visiting the Wild Cowboy Spirits.

9 Marshal Foch’s Counteroffensive.

10 The First Casualty of War Is Truth.

11 Ramping Up in August.

12 The Saint-Mihiel Salient: A Bloodless Offensive.

13 The Meuse Argonne and the Goddess of War.

14 The Festival of the Dead.

15 The Restoration of Light.

16 The Occupation and the Stories of Hardship.

17 Penetrating the Fatherland.

Afterword: The Artist-Soldiers.



Selected Bibliography.


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Author Information

PETER KRASS is a freelance writer and the author of several other historical and biographical works, including Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel and Carnegie, which was selected by Library Journal as one of the best biography/business books of 2002. For more information about Peter Krass and his books, visit www.petekrass.com.
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