“In The Road Less Traveled, Zelikow brilliantly tells the diplomatic story of what he calls ‘the lost peace’ of August 1916–January 1917.”
“Both fascinating and troubling, this thoughtful history reveals the roots of the official spin that dominates much of today’s news.”
“Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual
“As an anthology, Leadership in War offers a fine, if not overly in-depth sampling of wartime leadership to show that successful wartime leadership is a rare commodity.
“This is the story of catastrophic misjudgments, wishful thinking, and outright betrayal of Czechoslovakia by Europe’s leading powers.”
“[T]he obsession with Ypres by the warring states, especially the British, increased because so much blood was spilled there.
“World War I was fought by young men who were often tired, hungry, and scared but showed tremendous acts of bravery and sacrifice. They deserve to be remembered.”
"This very thick book makes a fast entertaining read that illuminates facts about the times on almost every page.
“a tale of bravery, courage, and sacrifice . . .”
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, and his pamphlet is as instructive today as it was in 1776.
“Clichéd as it may be, we should never forget that freedom isn’t free and never will be.”
“the backstory of Lawrence of Arabia is now more complete . . .”
“Well written, with an exceptional collection of personal narratives, this book provides a fascinating look at the last four months of World War I.”
“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.