The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061233340

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About the Author

David Laskin is the author of The Children's Blizzard, winner of the Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for nonfiction and the Washington State Book Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Smithsonian magazine. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Reviews

"David Laskin's The Long Way Home is a brilliant blending of social analysis and personal narrative, which recovers the experience of a 'lost generation'--the immigrant 'greenhorns' who became Americans through service on the battlefields of World War I."--Richard Slotkin, author of Gunfighter Nation
"Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us."--Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City
"A riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer. David Laskin, by homing in on the lives of a dozen immigrants to Ellis Island, is able to tell a grand American saga about the true cost of democracy. All around a deeply compelling narrative."--Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior
"Laskin's tracing of young immigrants, figuratively and literally, from Ellis Island to the trenches of World War I France blends moving personal stories, sociology, culture and military history. The result is a marvelous evocation of what it means to become an American and the many paths to that end."--Joseph Persico, author of Eleven Month, Eleven Day, Eleventh Hour
"Riveting. . . . With the epic history of the Great War as his backdrop, Laskin has vividly brought these extraordinary, colorful men to life and created, overall, an absolute masterpiece."--Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters and Behind the Lines
"David Laskin's latest, The Long Way Home, reads with the heart-quickening pace of a novel as he focuses his gaze on a band of real-life characters who emigrated to the United States in the years just before World War I."--The Minneapolis Star Tribune