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Duffy's War


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List of Illustrations; Preface; Prologue: "The War Was the Making of Me"; Chapter 1: "Give Me A Man's Job"; Chapter 2: "Shall We Fight for England?"; Chapter 3: "Rainbow - There's the Name for the Division"; Chapter 4: "Did You Ever Go Into an Irishman's Shanty?"; Chapter 5: "Good-bye Broadway, Hello France!"; Chapter 6: "It's a Huge Regiment Now"; Chapter 7: "The People I Like Best Are the Wild Irish"; Chapter 8: "A Willing, Bright, Strong, Clean Lot"; Chapter 9: "Not a Gloomy Man in Town"; Chapter 10: "Most Pitiful and Unsightly Bunch of Men I Have Ever Seen"; Chapter 11: "We Are All Volunteers in This War"; Chapter 12: "In the Wood They Call the Rouge Bouquet"; Chapter 13: "Quiet Sectors Are Not Necessarily Quiet"; Chapter 14: "From a Canny Scot to a Bold Irishman"; Chapter 15: "It Will Be a Happy Day"; Chapter 16: "The Last Joy Ride Any of Us'll Ever Get"; Chapter 17: "All You Want Now Is Guts and Bayonets!"; Chapter 18: "I Guess I Have Been Born to Be Hanged"; Chapter 19: "We Sure Hated to See Him Get Killed"; Chapter 20: "I Have Been Very Happy in Command of the Regiment"; Chapter 21: "Not a Fight, But a Promenade"; Chapter 22: "Over the River a Thousand Yawning Dead"; Chapter 23: "You Expected to Have the Pleasure of Burying Me"; Chapter 24: "We Looked Down from the Last Crest Above Sedan"; Epilogue: "We Want Him. We Need Him. He Has Earned It."; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

About the Author

Stephen L. Harris is the author of Duty, Honor, Privilege: New York's Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (Brassey's, Inc., 2001) and Harlem's Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I (Brassey's, Inc., 2003). He lives in Weybridge, Vermont.


If you want to get a real feeling for what is so often called the American Experience in World War One you could do little better than read the classic trilogy by Stephen L. Harris, of which Duffy's War is the final volume...although the book is 379 pages of solid history based on numerous sources, Duffy's War reads like an exciting historical novel as it moves along with countless details and insights and vividly brings major actions and characters to the forefront. * Roads to the Great War *

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