Letters from the Front Paperback

Machen's Correspondence from World War 1

by Barry Waugh;

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Letters from the Front

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When the United States entered The Great War in 1917, the isolationist thinking of the era had made the nation ill prepared for battle. Along with the mobilization of the military, charitable organizations activated their programs for disaster relief, religious work, recreational activities, entertainment, and supplying some of the niceties and necessities of home. One of these organizations assisting with the war effort was the Young Menís Christian Association. J. Gresham Machen left the comfort of his teaching position at Princeton Theological Seminary to work with the Y.M.C.A. as a hut director initially with the Foyers du Soldat program of the "Y," he then served with the hut program of the American Y.M.C.A., and his final work was with the Y.M.C.A. religious work. This book provides transcriptions of his complete correspondence with his family during his service from January 1918 through the spring of 1919. The editor has provided footnotes and a glossary of people and subjects to help the reader better understand the lettersí contents along with maps tracking Dr. Machenís movements during the war.

Letters from the Front by Barry Waugh was published by P & R Publishing in May 2012 and is our 58388th best seller. The ISBN for Letters from the Front is 9781596384798.

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"A fascinating, complex and controversial figure, well-known for his role in the church conflicts of the 1920s and 30s. What is often forgotten is that he was also a member of the generation of young men whose lives were forever changed by their exposure to the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War."-Carl Trueman

"Machenís letters reveal the frustrations and boredom that so many soldiers felt as well as the joys of serving those in need. Machenís compassion is truly amazing, and his letters home offer a wonderful glimpse of the service of oneY.M.C.A official."-David Snead


Details for Letters from the Front

Page last updated 4th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherP & R Publishing (May 2012)
Number of Pages342
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4054551
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