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November Features:

Remembering World War I

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War. From fiction to nonfiction, this month's deals include something for every reader.

For the past decade, Richard Rubin sought every last living American veteran of World War I—and uncovered a forgotten great generation, and their war. Charity Girl examines a dark period in our history, when fear and patriotic fervor led to devastating consequences. During World War I, the U.S. government waged a moral and medical campaign, incarcerating and quarantining fifteen thousand young women who were found to have venereal disease. Probes the origins, the impact, and the aftermath of World War I—from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in 1913 to the death of Hitler in 1945. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings World War I to life as never before, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals and heroes. A brilliant new history of the Great War that raises the eternal question of why such a terrible war was ever fought. When the body of an unknown woman is discovered on the grounds of the Easton manor house, World War I veteran Lawrence Bartram is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth where the family's secrets are lurking—and among them might be the fate of Kitty Easton, the girl who vanished from their home fifteen years earlier. A gripping new installment in Elizabeth Speller’s literary mystery series set in England between the wars.