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World War I: How the Great War Made the Modern World Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 65143 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M85J4SE
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Sobering examination - via dozens of vignettes and articles - of the vast impact of The Great War. The introduction of trench and chemical warfare, the decimation of a generation of European youth, the experience of American doughboys, the catastrophe of treaty-writing at Versailles where pen strokes may as well have been signing the war declarations for WWII. And the long-arc impact of unintended consequences that we suffer from today, including the manic and arbitrary lines drawn all over the Mideast that gave rise to today's extremist terrorism. A must read for my and younger generations, who are far less literate of 20th century politics and war than we should be. As Santayana observed...
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Excellent review of highlights of WW1; mostly short excerpts of life before, during and after the war. The Editors Note "The American Idea of War" by James Bennet and the Introduction "Yes, It Could Happen Again" by Roger Cohen are incredibly thought provoking articles and "must reads". The two articles alone are worth pondering and considering and are worth purchasing themselves accompanied by the insights of Burt Solomon's compilation. Highly recommend!
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In this the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this book from The Atlantic, is essential in understanding the true motivations and fears of this dreadful war. From soldiers' front line letters back home to philosophers meditations on war itself, this book encapsulates the world before, during and after the years of 1914 to 1918.
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WW I is a major event of the 20th century but mostly forgotten. Not only did the war set the stage for WW II but many of the conflicts in the midEast today. One of the most pressing realizations is after the tragedy of The Great War it was all done again twenty years latter. Nothing learned. History repeated.
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Important. Everyone should read this--before voting next time.
One rarely reads about or considers the problems of body disposal or sanitation
in the trenches. Glory???
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A collection of writings from people involved with or reminiscing on World War I - this book is poorly edited and poorly arranged. I came away from it with less that had hoped.
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