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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild Online



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

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

  • Title: To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
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  • ISBN : 9780618758289
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 448 pages


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 wa 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


Author Adam Hochschild

Hochschild was born in New York City As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1964 Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would later write in his book Finding the Trapdoor He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after severa




To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Reviews (31)

  • When this century collapses, dead at last,And its sleep within the dark tomb has begun, Come, look down upon us, world, file past And be ashamed of what our age has done Inscribe our stone, that everyone may see What this dead era valued most and best Science, progress, work, technology And death bu [..]

  • A book that brilliantly succeeds in finding a new way to talk about the First World War, by looking at the protesters and conscientious objectors who opposed it along the way I must admit, in my head antiwar protests started sometime around the 60s with Vietnam but it turns out that the British peac [..]

  • I think for many Americans this book will be something of a shocker It tells the story of the British anti war movement during World War I First is the story of the enormous incompetence of those prosecuting the war the highest ranking authority on the civil side was Prime Minister Asquith, and on t [..]

  • I got a lot of pleasure and education from this book because of the author s talent in weaving together stories of individual people and letting the bigger themes emerge from them The focus is on individuals who resisted the war in Britain balanced by the personal tales of a select set of true belie [..]

  • This is a compelling book that focuses on Britain during the Great War Hochschild makes the conflict come alive, absolutely, and he is a writer of prodigious talent and skill However, for some reason I can t quite explain, I never found his descriptions of the life and work of British peace activist [..]

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