1917

A year in the 20th century.

The outbreak of war at sea between the German and British navies extended the conflict to yet another front, where in February 1917 a critical escalation was brought about by Germany’s declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare. All merchant ships in the northern Atlantic – whether carrying military or civilian cargoes – were declared to be targets of the German submarine squadrons. The purpose of this offensive was to paralyse Atlantic shipping and to isolate Great Britain economically by cutting off its inexhaustible supply of commodities from over the seas. Th
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Summer
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
The Lost Princess of Oz (Oz, #11)
Parnassus on Wheels
Lovely War
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes, #8)
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
A Cup of Tea
Ten Days that Shook the World
Growth of the Soil
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
A Farewell to Arms
The Long, Long Trail 1917 (War at Home, #4)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueA Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayBirdsong by Sebastian FaulksThe Regeneration Trilogy by Pat BarkerMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
WWI—The Great War (Historical Fiction)
373 books — 307 voters
Lenin by Victor SebestyenThe Russian Revolution by Sean McMeekin1917 by Boris Dralyuk1917 by Arthur HermanOctober by China Miéville
Books about 1917 published in 2017
22 books — 5 voters

A Countess Below Stairs by Eva IbbotsonHattie Big Sky by Kirby LarsonRilla of Ingleside by L.M. MontgomeryUprising by Margaret Peterson HaddixA Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
YA Fiction set in the 1910s
103 books — 63 voters

No Safe Harbour by Julie LawsonWho's a Scaredy Cat by Joan PayzantTides of Honour by Genevieve GrahamBarometer Rising by Hugh MacLennanThe Birth House by Ami McKay
Halifax Explosion Fiction
26 books — 14 voters


Catherine Merridale
the sound of tramping feet beat out a requiem for the old world - but no one could be sure where it might lead
Catherine Merridale, Lenin on the Train

Zinaida Gippius
Quello che sto per dire è molto strano. Ma scrivere mi è NOIOSO. Si, tra la rossa nebbia, tra questi schifosi orrori senza precedenti, al fondo di questa insensibilità vi è la noia. Un turbinio di eventi e - immobilità. Ogni cosa sta crollando, sta andando al diavolo - e non c'è vita. Nella vita umana vi è sempre l'elemento della lotta volontaria; adesso essa quasi non esiste. Ve n'è così poca, nel centro degli eventi. E vi è il fetore della carogna.
Zinaida Gippius

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