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PLATTSBURG SOUVENIRS (Original typed DOCUMENT)

Leale, Loyal

Publication Date: 1917
From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, U.S.A.)

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Original typed document. c. 1917 first edition. 4to., 48 typed leaves, illustrated with 13 original photographs- 4 mounted in text and 9 laid in unmounted - of soldiers. Plus three large color folding maps of New York State. Brass stud binding. Detailed memoir of author's one month of military training July 12 to August 8, 1916 in Plattsburg, New York. Much information on comrades along with critical commentary on both positive and negative aspects of the experience. This was a military training camp organized by the Preparedness Movement, whose advocates included Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood, designed to mobilize Americans for what they believed was the imminent entry of the USA into World War I. More information on this training camp can be found in The Citizen Soldiers by John Gary Clifford (1972 University Press of Kentucky). Unique document. Bookseller Inventory # a71255

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Title: PLATTSBURG SOUVENIRS (Original typed ...

Publication Date: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

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