When war erupted in Europe in 1914, American journalists hurried across the Atlantic ready to cover it the same way they had covered so many other wars. However, very little about this war was like any other. Its scale, brutality, and duration forced journalists to wrote their own rules for reporting and keeping the American public informed. The author draws on personal accounts from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books to convey the experiences of the journalists from WW I, from the western front to the Balkans to the Paris Peace Conference. Their accounts reveal the challenges of finding the war news, transmitting a story, and getting it past the censors. Dubbs shares the courageous, harrowing, and sometimes humorous stories of the American reporters who risked their lives in war zones to record their experiences and send the news to the people back home. Some black & white photography. Hardcover. 296 pgs.