To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918 / Adam Hochschild.
By: Hochschild, Adam.Material type: BookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011Description: xx, 448 pages,  pages of plates : maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780618758289.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain -- Biography | Loyalty -- Case studies | World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects | World War, 1914-1918 -- Moral and ethical aspects | Militarism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Pacifism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.3/41 Summary: World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other.
Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." Can we ever avoid repeating history?
Includes bibliographical references and index.
World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
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Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- List of Maps (p. ix)
- Introduction: Clash of Dreams (p. xi)
- Part I Dramatis Personae
- 1 Brother and Sister (p. 3)
- 2 A Man of No Illusions (p. 16)
- 3 A Clergyman's Daughter (p. 27)
- 4 Holy Warriors (p. 40)
- 5 Boy Miner (p. 54)
- 6 On the Eve (p. 65)
- Part II 1914
- 7 A Strange Light (p. 79)
- 8 As Swimmers into Cleanness Leaping (p. 98)
- 9 The God of Right Will Watch the Fight (p. 114)
- Part III 1915
- 10 This Isn't War (p. 135)
- 11 In the Thick of It (p. 147)
- 12 Not This Tide (p. 160)
- Part IV 1916
- 13 We Regret Nothing (p. 177)
- 14 God, God, Where's the Rest of the Boys? (p. 200)
- 15 Casting Away Arms (p. 215)
- Part V 1917
- 16 Between the Lion's Jaws (p. 241)
- 17 The World Is My Country (p. 257)
- 18 Drowning on Land (p. 275)
- 19 Please Don't Die (p. 289)
- Part VI 1918
- 20 Backs to the Wall (p. 309)
- 21 There Are More Dead Than Living Now (p. 329)
- Part VII Exeunt Omnes
- 22 The Devil's Own Hand (p. 347)
- 23 An Imaginary Cemetery (p. 360)
- Source Notes (p. 379)
- Bibliography (p. 411)
- Acknowledgments (p. 423)
- Index (p. 427)
- About the Author (p. 449)