[MOBI] ↠ Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I | BY Ä James Carl Nelson
Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PMBy James Carl Nelson

James Carl Nelson tells the dramatic true story of five brilliant young soldiers from Harvard, a thrilling tale of combat and heroismFive Lieutenants tells the story of five young Harvard men who took up the call to arms in the spring of 1917 and met differing fates in the maelstrom of battle on the Western Front in 1918 Delving deep into the motivations, horrific experieJames Carl Nelson tells the dramatic true story of five brilliant young soldiers from Harvard, a thrilling tale of combat and heroismFive Lieutenants tells the story of five young Harvard men who took up the call to arms in the spring of 1917 and met differing fates in the maelstrom of battle on the Western Front in 1918 Delving deep into the motivations, horrific experiences, and ultimate fates of this Harvard educated quintet and by extension of the brilliant young officer class that left its collegiate and post collegiate pursuits to enlist in the Army and lead America s rough and ready doughboys Five Lieutenants presents a unique, timeless, and fascinating account of citizen soldiers at war, and of the price these extraordinary men paid while earnestly giving all they had in an effort to end the war to end all wars Drawing upon the subjects intimate, eloquent, and uncensored letters and memoirs, this is a fascinating microcosm of the American experience in the First World War, and of the horrific experiences and hardships of the educated class of young men who were relied upon to lead doughboys in the trenches and, ultimately, in open battle.
  • Title: Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I
  • Author: James Carl Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780312604233
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lane Willson Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
I m quite grateful to Andrew, who a little over a year ago, challenged the review I wrote for Five Lieutenants The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men who Led America to Victory in World War I, by James Carl Nelson It wasn t really a review, but rather a rant about stereotyping of the south and Southerners that was in my mind happening at that time Five Lieutenants made a great anvil for that purpose.Having now read the entire book, I was glad I stayed open to it, even if reluctantly so I fo [...]
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Fred Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
I enjoyed this book a lot, but I think to be fair, it is a better concept than it is a narrative The author weaves together the story of five young men, all Harvard men in one way or another and all Lieutenants in the American army in World War 1 They do not all know each other though several meet in and around Paris All participate in an important offensive that will help turn the tide of the war in 1918 I felt that the book really hit its stride when all the men got to Europe and even when he [...]
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Steve Ponedal Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Good book for those interested in WWI history Great job by author to piece together memoirs to tell this story I thought this was a mix of heartbreak and valor by volunteer soldiers.
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Duncan Hanes Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
I listened to this as an audio book Well researched and well written.
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Andrew Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Listened to it on audio Very good intro into WWI.
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James Redwood Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
This review is from Five Lieutenants The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I Hardcover What James Carl Nelson has done in brilliant fashion in Five Lieutenants is to remind us that when it comes to war, the title Greatest can and should be applied to than one generation Each epoch has its own set of heroes and saints, just as it has its own contingent of rogues and scoundrels In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I am a descend [...]
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James Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
An intimate look at the build up and horrors of the first World War, primarily through the correspondence of the namesake Five Lieutenants, young men from Harvard who were trained to lead troops into battle We start with them as they muster with their peers in voluntary camps before the U.S officially entered the war They then enter the army, make the trip to Europe and spend months waiting and drilling away from the front, struggling with the army s strictures and wondering, in cases, if they h [...]
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Skylar Hatfield Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
This was another Wall Street Journal recommendation I found the first half of this book tedious and slow going, but the second half was well worth the slog Though this book is said to be about five Harvard young men who joined who went to battle with the American forces during World War 1, there is a long cast of characters Sometimes, the shifting and sorting of these people made comprehension of the story challenging at the beginning My intent in reading the book was to connect with the emotion [...]
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Jan Polep Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Heartbreaking story of the WWI Battle of Cantigny, May 28, 1918 and the personal stories of 5 Harvard grads who were there Not being a WWI military history buff, I chose to read this book because one of the 5 was from my hometown and another was from a neighboring town Because of their rank, the 5 Lieutenants, who censored their platoon s letters but not their own, were able to get their letters home and in so doing, give a true picture of their training, waiting, spying, fighting, and sadly, dy [...]
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Maria Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
While researching another book, Nelson discovered the letters home from five Harvard lieutenants This book is the story of these five men and there families as they experienced and recorded World War I.Why I started this book Cool title.Why I finished it The book was a little confusing in audio, it was difficult to keep track of who was who But on the whole it was interesting My main insight was that historically World War I is seen as the sinkhole of hope, a pointless war that led to the wildne [...]
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Brian Eshleman Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
I m always drawn to the transition between civilian and soldier, and, as a college counselor, to the transition between boy and man Put those ingredients in this text alongside what many have seen in World War I as the transition between 19th century traditionalism and the harshness of the 20th, and you have a powerful text.The author does a real service in allowing the participants to speak for themselves This is not a nostalgic remembrance of a bygone age, instead it is real upheaval in perspe [...]
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Andrew Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
A peek into turn of the century society Over time since the USA society has descended into a tragically secular nation.These soldiers believed the crossed over to life with Jesus Christ Our secular society seeks to exclude Jesus society The boredom followed by sheer terror is so typical of combat in the military If you have not been there, it will give you some rare insight to the military The first greatest generation The second greatest generation will come in 20 years This is because the poli [...]
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Lisa Dornell Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
An interesting read about average men thrown into an unreal situation But I didn t find it particularly heartbreaking as mentioned in the subtitle No doubt due to incomplete biographical information on his subjects, the author wasn t able to really capture the characters of these men in a way that made them feel real Yes, they were, but I was never able to connect with them emotionally so didn t have an investment in them.
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Brad Hayes Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
The majority of the book reads not so much as a narrative but as a series of quotations roughly stitched together Although the first person voices do add authenticity to the content, the author s style makes it difficult to sort through all of the characters and events described For me, it was only in the closing chapters where the five lieutenants began to emerge as distinct individuals and where the book successfully redeemed itself.
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ladywallingford Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
This book just did not hold my interest I think it would be a great resource for someone studying World War I, especially for those wanting to focus on the American experience entering into the war For me, it was a bit agonizing finishing it and I have no idea why Maybe it just didn t interest me as much as I thought it would I did not find many flaws with the way it was written or how the author presented his information Read it if you find such things interesting If not, skip it.
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Dustan Daniel Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
It was interesting to hear about men who, even with an elevated station in life, were willing to go and die for their country While this doesn t make them any heroic than any others who went to war, it is certainly not something that we see today The well educated high society seem to seek not to be in the military rather than volunteer.
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Noel Burke Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Interesting look at the men who served in World War I This focused mostly on officers who came to the Army to serve I found it interesting to see the Army way has not changed much since that time Listened to this on my iPod.
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Tavis Long Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
A must read for every young officer in the military.
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Chris Csergei Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
While this book offered an interesting perspective on the first war, in the end it was to disjointed to really work.
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Lisa of Hopewell Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Struggling to finish this one, which I did not expect Maybe I should gave gotten the print instead of the audio
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Peter Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
An interesting read from good source documents on those that fought the war to end all wars.
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Julie Dec 08, 2019 - 18:16 PM
Mostly readWell researched, but I ran out of gas on this one After a couple of renewals it was just time to let someone else learn about the five Lieutenants.
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Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I By James Carl Nelson James Carl Nelson tells the dramatic true story of five brilliant young soldiers from Harvard, a thrilling tale of combat and heroismFive Lieutenants tells the story of five young Harvard men who took up the call to arms in the spring of 1917 and met differing fates in the maelstrom of battle on the Western Front in 1918 Delving deep into the motivations, horrific experieJames Carl Nelson tells the dramatic true story of five brilliant young soldiers from Harvard, a thrilling tale of combat and heroismFive Lieutenants tells the story of five young Harvard men who took up the call to arms in the spring of 1917 and met differing fates in the maelstrom of battle on the Western Front in 1918 Delving deep into the motivations, horrific experiences, and ultimate fates of this Harvard educated quintet and by extension of the brilliant young officer class that left its collegiate and post collegiate pursuits to enlist in the Army and lead America s rough and ready doughboys Five Lieutenants presents a unique, timeless, and fascinating account of citizen soldiers at war, and of the price these extraordinary men paid while earnestly giving all they had in an effort to end the war to end all wars Drawing upon the subjects intimate, eloquent, and uncensored letters and memoirs, this is a fascinating microcosm of the American experience in the First World War, and of the horrific experiences and hardships of the educated class of young men who were relied upon to lead doughboys in the trenches and, ultimately, in open battle.

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