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)
Growth of the Soil
Parnassus on Wheels
The Russian Revolution, 1917
The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd
Lovely War
1917
The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd
Prelude to Revolution: The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1)
His Family
The Shadow-Line
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. MontgomeryThe Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank BaumUnderstood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield FisherParnassus on Wheels by Christopher  MorleySummer by Edith Wharton
Best Books of 1917
28 books — 20 voters
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaPeter Pan by J.M. BarrieHowards End by E.M. ForsterMy Ántonia by Willa Cather
Best Books of the Decade: 1910s
577 books — 735 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 — 6 voters
Listening for Lions by Gloria WhelanAll-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney TaylorVoyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson WhiteAnastasia by Carolyn MeyerHattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Middle Grade Fiction set in the 1910s
172 books — 34 voters


Georgi Plekhanov
… I am disappointed by the events of the last days [October 1917] not because I do not desire the triumph of the working class in Russia but precisely because I pray for it with all the strength of my soul…. [We must] remember Engels' remark that there would be no greater historical tragedy for the working class than to seize political power when it is not ready for it. [Such a seizure of power] would compel it to retreat far back from the positions which were won in February and March of the pr ...more
Georgi Plekhanov, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918 - 1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II

Megan Linski
She leads me to a parlor room, where tailors are pinning up a white, lacy gown, with long sleeves and a layered skirt, made in the style of the year 1917. The same year the Romanov Empire fell. At their request, I slip it on and step on a stool in the middle of the room. My throat clenches when I gaze into the golden mirror. I’m a living impression of Empress Alexandra, wife of Nicholas II. I look like I’ve stepped out of the black-and-white pictures and transported myself to another time.
Megan Linski, Court of Vampires

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