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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

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World War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain’s most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other.

Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the “war to end all wars.” Can we ever avoid repeating history?

Synopsis:

Presents a history of World War I, focusing on the moral conflict between the proponents of the war and its critics in Great Britain.

About the Author

InKing Leopoldand#8217;s Ghost,Bury the Chains,and other books, ADAM HOCHSCHILD has won a reputation as a master of suspense and vivid character portrayal. His skill at evoking such struggles for justice has made him a finalist for the National Book Award and won him a host of other prizes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547549217
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Military - World War I
Author:
Hochschild, Adam
Subject:
World History-General
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Subject:
History : Military - World War I
Publication Date:
May 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
480

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» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » Military » General History
» History and Social Science » Military » World War I
» History and Social Science » Politics » General
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
» Humanities » Philosophy » General

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
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