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To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2011.
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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9780618758289 0618758283
OCLC Number: 646308293
Description: xx, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : clash of dreams --
pt. I: Dramatis personae. 1. Brother and sister --
2. A man of no illusions --
3. A clergyman's daughter --
4. Holy warriors --
5. Boy miner --
6. On the eve --
pt. II: 1914. 7. A strange light --
8. As swimmers into cleanness leaping --
9. The God of Right will watch the fight --
pt. III: 1915. 10. This isn't war --
11. In the thick of it --
12. Not this tide --
pt. IV: 1916. 13. We regret nothing --
14. God, God, where's the rest of the boys? --
15. Casting away arms --
pt. V: 1917. 16. Between the lion's jaws --
17. The world is my country --
18. Drowning on land --
19. Please don't die --
pt. VI: 1918. 20. Backs to the wall --
21. There are more dead than living now --
pt. VII: Exeunt omnes. 22. The devil's own hand --
23. An imaginary cemetery.
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild.

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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes.

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