Monday, July 24, 2017

The Birth of the Legion by George Seay Wheat (post #1)

The first of a series to be issued after each
Annual National Convention

Illustrated

G.P. Putnam's Sons
New York and London
The Knickerbocker Press
1919
[Pg ii]
The Knickerbocker Press, New York





FOREWORD













  NEW YORK May, 1919.



CONTENTS

I.—Latter War Days in France1
II.—The Paris Caucus, March 15-17, 191912
III.—Pre-Caucus Days in America31
IV.—The Advance Committee46
V.—The St. Louis Caucus, May 8, 9, and 1055
VI.—The Legion and the Bolsheviki81
VII.—The Legion won't Meet at Chicago93
VIII.—The Silver Lining108
IX.—Objectors—Conscientious and Otherwise122
X.—The ReĂ«mployment Problem148
XI.—The Disregard of Self157
XII.—The Closing Hours164
XIII.—Why the American Legion?180
The American Legion187
Constitution of the American Legion193
[Pg x]Resolutions199
Legion Facts206
What the Public Press Thinks212
Committees223
Roster244
[Pg xi]

ILLUSTRATIONS


facing
page
The St. Louis CaucusFrontispiece
Henry D. Lindsley18
The Paris Caucus19
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.60
Group at St. Louis Caucus61
Bennett C. Clark94
Eric Fisher Wood95
Gaspar Bacon118
State Chairmen Herbert, Mathewson, and
Wickersham
119
"Jack" Sullivan140
Chaplain J.W. Inzer141
Fred Humphrey160
P.C. Calhoun161

1 comment:

  1. Excellent endeavor, hope many take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the found of the American Legion

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