In the first two decades of the 20th century in the United States, the national mood changed radically from one of heady optimism to dissolution.
“demonstrate[s] the war’s sheer and utter waste of life and resources even as the old mainland Europe monarchical order brought about its own demise.”
“a worthwhile read. It will most certainly fascinate Dos Passos and Hemingway aficionados, as well as the casual literary biography enthusiast.”
“A dramatic read, this work expounds in detail on critically important parts of American history that tragically have gone forgotten and unlearned.”
“succeeds admirably in reexamining the battle of Gallipoli . . .”
“. . . a book that conflates the emotional reactions elicited by the imagery with the thoughtfulness of well-written history.”
“A highly readable account of a war Europe completely misjudged in terms of bloodshed and cost . . .”
“Fourteen of the twenty people involved in these experiential accounts of WWI were in their twenties when the war broke out.