Two Thousand Questions and Answers About the War; A Catechism of the Methods of Fighting, Travelling and Living; of the Armies, Navies and Air Fleets; of the Personalities, Politics and Geography of the Warring Countries. With seventeen new War Maps and a Pronouncing Dictionary of Names.
New York, N.Y. The Review of Reviews Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , [32 color maps and plates] 352 pages. Ex-Library copy with some of the usual markings. Ink notation on fep (not from author). Some cover wear and soiling. Illustrated frontis. Includes Introduction by George Creel. Includes 50 chapters, as well as 4 illustrations, 17 maps in color, and a two page United States Army Map. Contains chapters on the Mainsprings of the War, The Balkan Powder Magazine; Austria and the Slave; American Army in France; Man in the Air; Our Navy; Our Army; Identification of Fighting Men; The Prisoner of War; Casualties of War; Battles of the Great War; Sea Fights of the Great War; Cost of War; The Selective Draft; Ship Destruction; World Trade; Spies, Traitors and Alien Enemies; Record of Events in the Great War; and Index. Mr. Creel states that this war will not be won until it becomes part and parcel of every individual life, until it dominates every thought and activity. This burning consciousness can be gained only through an exact knowledge of the facts in the case, for it is in the simplicities of the truth that America and the great liberal nations find fullest justification. This book was published prior to the Armistice, at a time when the American Expeditionary Forces were increasingly engaged in combat operations. Mr. Creel was head of the United States Committee on Public Information, and as such the chief American propagandist. His association with this work indicate that the questions and answers were not only to inform, but presumably to significantly influence the readers. Condition: Good.
Keywords: World War I, Reference Works, Propaganda, Troop Transport, Prisoner of War, Draft, Conscription, Selective Service, Food Supply, Raw Materials, Red Cross, Spies, Enemy Aliens, Freedom of the Seas, Submarine, Shipping, Casualties, George Creel