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Truce by Jim  Murphy
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Apr 28, 10

bookshelves: kids_non-fiction, book-discussion, history, highly-recommended, informational
Read in April, 2010

Jim Murphy's done it again! In his usual engaging style, he briefly details the events and attitudes leading to the start of WWI, then focuses on the extraordinarily widespread Christmas Truce of 1914. Soldiers discover their commonality and some extended the truce for days or even weeks. Archival photos, many take by the soldiers themselves, bring the time and situation to life. In his closing, Murphy shows how we can learn from history, drawing some parallels beteen WWI and the current war on terrorism.
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