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Mr. Britling Sees it Through by H.G. Wells
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Excellent book published in england in 1916, in the middle of world war i. i didn't remember h.g. wells being such a insightful writer in his science fiction, but he does a great job of capturing the national mood through the thoughts of one man as britain drifts toward war with germany and reluctantly, then whole-heartedly becomes engaged in the conflict. the early chapters, about pre-war life on an english estate, give way to somewhat polemic middle passages then tender closing phases.
what amazes most is that britling sees the flaws in the idealism goals he holds for this "war to end all wars."

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