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About the author


JAMES E. HAAS is the author of three other books on the history of College Point, New York. They are This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, New York & The Civil War, With Biographies of the Men Who Served, Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer and St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years - 1856-1931. Born and raised in College Point, he lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland.
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To Honor Fallen Heroes
How a Small German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War
by James E. Haas

Overview


To Honor Fallen Heroes tells the story of a small German-American village in Queens, New York before, during and after the First World War. It includes 28 short biographies of the townsmen who died while serving in the nation's armed forces.

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Description


To Honor Fallen Heroes is an historical and biographical study of the men from College Point, Queens, New York who rendered valuable service to their country in World War One. More than six hundred fifty served in the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Merchant Marine. Twenty-eight died. What gives the book its relatively unique character is that the hamlet was basically German in origin, primarily industrial, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a destination place for large numbers of entertainment-seeking New Yorkers. The book includes an overview of these elements, illustrating how each played its role before, during and, to a limited extent, after the war. These subjects are woven into a detailed analysis of how College Point, and its people weathered movements and events; labor strife, anti-German sentiment, espionage, the influenza epidemic, and a host of other forces that impacted American culture in general, and their lives in particular. Also told in chronological order, and brief vignettes are the stories of the twenty-eight men who went willingly to war, and died.
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Overview


To Honor Fallen Heroes tells the story of a small German-American village in Queens, New York before, during and after the First World War. It includes 28 short biographies of the townsmen who died while serving in the nation's armed forces.

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Description


To Honor Fallen Heroes is an historical and biographical study of the men from College Point, Queens, New York who rendered valuable service to their country in World War One. More than six hundred fifty served in the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Merchant Marine. Twenty-eight died. What gives the book its relatively unique character is that the hamlet was basically German in origin, primarily industrial, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a destination place for large numbers of entertainment-seeking New Yorkers. The book includes an overview of these elements, illustrating how each played its role before, during and, to a limited extent, after the war. These subjects are woven into a detailed analysis of how College Point, and its people weathered movements and events; labor strife, anti-German sentiment, espionage, the influenza epidemic, and a host of other forces that impacted American culture in general, and their lives in particular. Also told in chronological order, and brief vignettes are the stories of the twenty-eight men who went willingly to war, and died.

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Book details

Genre:HISTORY

Subgenre:Military / World War I

Language:English

Pages:250

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9780972413947

Paperback ISBN:9780972413930


Overview


To Honor Fallen Heroes tells the story of a small German-American village in Queens, New York before, during and after the First World War. It includes 28 short biographies of the townsmen who died while serving in the nation's armed forces.

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Description


To Honor Fallen Heroes is an historical and biographical study of the men from College Point, Queens, New York who rendered valuable service to their country in World War One. More than six hundred fifty served in the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Merchant Marine. Twenty-eight died. What gives the book its relatively unique character is that the hamlet was basically German in origin, primarily industrial, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a destination place for large numbers of entertainment-seeking New Yorkers. The book includes an overview of these elements, illustrating how each played its role before, during and, to a limited extent, after the war. These subjects are woven into a detailed analysis of how College Point, and its people weathered movements and events; labor strife, anti-German sentiment, espionage, the influenza epidemic, and a host of other forces that impacted American culture in general, and their lives in particular. Also told in chronological order, and brief vignettes are the stories of the twenty-eight men who went willingly to war, and died.

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About the author


JAMES E. HAAS is the author of three other books on the history of College Point, New York. They are This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, New York & The Civil War, With Biographies of the Men Who Served, Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer and St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years - 1856-1931. Born and raised in College Point, he lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland.

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