Friday, November 12, 2010
Thinking of Armistice Day, this book came to mind. I believe it was the subject of one of the NYT reading groups way back when, but I didn't read it at the time. Here is an interview with Margaret MacMillan from 2002. Another book is Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War, which explores the economic as well as military impact of the war, focusing more on the origins of the war than its aftermath. Looks like he explores the war more from the British perspective.
World War I has pretty much faded into the background, but in reading The Warrior and the Priest I find my interest renewed and look forward to any other suggestions for reading material.