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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Chris J. McDonald  

Pen Name: Chris McDonald

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McDonald is a Political Science professor at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris McDonald received his undergraduate degree in international relations and strategic studies from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. He received his masters and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Georgia. He shares his interest in World War I and educates others through a variety of activities. In 2007, he built a World War I trench on the Lincoln Land Community College campus, plus hosted a World War I consortium featuring experts on the war. In conjunction with the trench, he designed a Trunk From the AtticĀ of war artifacts that is used for teaching in middle and high school classrooms. He has led three study abroad trips to World War I battlefield sites. He continues to research and also participates in community lectures and discussion boards about the war.


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Titles At Your Library

Three Lying or Four Sitting - From the Front in a Ford: WWI Letters of Kent Dunlap Hagler
ISBN: 193613201X

LLCC Press. 2015

From the Front in a Ford contains the photographs and letters of Kent Dunlap Hagler who, having been denied entry into the United States military forces, left his home of Springfield, Illinois and his place at Harvard University to become a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service. This work brings Kent's letters and photographs to the public eye after almost a century and provides the reader with an eyewitness account of a young American at the heart of the European battlefields of the First World War. Over a two year period, Kent sent dozens of letters home describing his experiences and thoughts. Literate, humorous and with a keen eye for detail, Hagler's letters and pictures, supported with careful annotation and commentary, speak to us across the years from these pages.


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