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To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild
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Jan 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ww1
Read in January, 2012

Certainly not your normal history of the war. Hochschild barely touches on most military aspects of the conflict, aside from the staggering loss of life. Equally important as the battles at the front were the battles at home.

As a fairly new student to the Great War, I knew nothing of the peace movement, how economically devastated all the countries were and how close some came to revolution. He also more than sufficiently relays how Germany, with virtually no territory lost, no factries bombed and their armies essentially undefeated in the field, could be so run down as to sign an armistice.

I don't think airplanes are mentioned beyond maybe one sentence, but it was nice to see that there was more to the war than just millions on millions killing each other in holes in the ground

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