WWI

Genealogy Roundup, August 16

By |2017-08-16T11:15:00+00:00August 16th, 2017|Genealogy Roundup, History, Human Interest, Military|

In this week's Roundup: Reminders of steamships in New York City, once one of the world's busiest ports; a colonel's WWII-era Army uniform is returned to his granddaughter, who "for the past 3 ½ years has researched and documented the life of her late grandfather, publishing his wartime diaries and giving speeches about his heroism"; and more . . .

My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

By |2018-09-22T17:20:38+00:00June 13th, 2017|Books, History, Military|

2017 marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, a conflict often neglected in favor of World War II, which is unfortunate given that WWII is, in some respects, the offspring of the earlier conflict. Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War is the ideal book to help rectify this balance.

Genealogy Roundup, November 16

By |2018-09-22T17:20:41+00:00November 16th, 2016|Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest, Military, Research|

In this week's Roundup: See how librarians came to the rescue of books and records damaged in a fire started by a 19 year-old Naval Reservist who feared being sent to war in Korea and thought that “a little fire” would gain him probationary status, check out how the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I, discover a unique museum in Venice, and more . . .