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.
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|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.|