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As the United States commemorates the centennial of World War I, one of the nation's premier military history institutions pays tribute to the Americans who served and the allies they fought beside to defeat a resourceful enemy with a lavishly illustrated book published in partnership with the Unites States World War One Centennial Commission. The story of WWI is told through the memorable art it spawned―including posters from nations involved in the conflict―and a taut narrative account of the war's signal events, its major personalities and its tragic consequences; and the timely period photographs that illustrate the awful realities of this revolutionary conflict. Most importantly, this book is a tribute to those who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and what would become the Air Force. It serves as a lasting reminder that our world ignores the history of World War I (and the ensuing WWII) at its peril―lest we forget. Proceeds from the sale of this book help build the WWI Memorial in Washington D.C.
About the Author
Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) is the Founder and Chair of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, which she created in 2003; President and Founder of the Pritzker Military Foundation and the TAWANI Foundation; and President and CEO of TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. She is Founder and Executive Editor of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library's publications. In 1974, Pritzker enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until 1977 with the 82nd Airborne Division where she rose to the rank of sergeant. She was commissioned in 1979 and served on active duty until 1985 with the 101st Airborne Division and VII Corps Germany. From 1985 to 2001, she served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Illinois National Guard. She retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel and subsequently received an honorary promotion to full colonel in the Illinois National Guard. Pritzker holds an honorary doctorate from Norwich University and in 2016 received the U.S. Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award from the U.S. Army.