“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”
It is easy to make war and very hard to make peace. The experience of the Allies after the Great War shows that a flawed peace will only lead to more war.
"John Harte, a former playwright and freelance writer . . . has written a very uneven book about Churchill and the First World War."
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.