It has now been a century since World War I began, but America's role in this colossal struggle has been largely forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic. Historian and travel writer Mark D. Van Ells aims to change that. America and World War I follows in the footsteps of the Doughboy-as the US soldier of the Great War was known-from the training camps of the United States to the frontlines of Europe. Tracing the totality of America's experience from factors that led the nation to enter the war in April 1917 to the armistice in November 1918, this riveting narrative describes the military buildup on a scale the world had never seen, as well as the war's major battles and campaigns-and, throughout, it leads the traveler to the memorials erected in the Doughboys' wake, as well as to the many places that remain unmarked and uncommemorated. Complete with photographs, the voices of the doughboys themselves, and up-to-date travel information, America and World War I is an indispensible guide for those who wish to explore this vital but neglected chapter in the American and European experience.