America Enters the First World War

"Come on in, America, the Blood's Fine!" (1917) by M.A. Kempf.
“Come on in, America, the Blood’s Fine!” (1917) by M.A. Kempf.

In April of 1917, exactly 100 years ago, the United States entered World War I. History has tended to forget how controversial the decision was at the time, both politically and morally. Many Americans felt that the United States had no business being involved in a war between foreign powers. At the beginning of the Great War, the United States was neutral, but gradually, its economic interests began to be tied to an allied victory. Once the United States was involved in great numbers, the allies prevailed quickly, and the war was effectively over in the summer of 1918.

My new novel, “Love of Finished Years” explores the mood in the United States in the years leading up to this event, from the perspective of a German American immigrant. Stay tuned for updates on the release of “Love of Finished Years.”

About Gregory Phillips

With my novels, I aim to shine light on universal truth through the hero’s journey. My characters are strong and relatable, regardless of one’s background or belief system. Aspirational stories, creatively set in compelling cities or amidst dramatic historical events. My first novel, “Love of Finished Years” won the Chaucer Award in historical fiction, as well as the Grand Prize for best book of the year across all genres in the Chanticleer Reviews international writing competition. It is coming out in Jannuary 2018 through Sillan Pace Brown.

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