To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.
Adam Hochschild(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)
If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied. Rudyard Kipling, "Epitaphs of the War"
Nearly a century ago the greatest event of the twentieth century blossomed across the fields of Europe, an event whose legacy is with us still. Woodrow Wilson famously called the 1914-1918 war, "The war to end all wars." Alfred, Lord Milner called the aftermath, "The Peace to end all Peace." In this book, author Adam Hochschild explores why the events of First World War are so meaningful in the twenty-first century and how this great conflict shaped the modern world. He brings a new perspective, focusing on those who resisted the militarism on all sides and followed their conscience and principles to try to end the madness. Over the course of these four and a half years, the carnage is almost beyond understanding... Read More