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I get the impression that I would eviscerate this book and perhaps the author as well Larry Send a noteboard - 12/12/2012 12:27:42 AM
Having had several classes that were either directly focused on WWI or had it as a central element, your summation of that book makes me suspect that the author might be closer to a fucking idiot or a conspiracy theorist-leaning type of writer (same thing, pretty much) than anything approaching a credible historian.

On a tangential note, have you ever read Modris Eksteins' Rites of Spring? One of these days I'm going to re-read it and Paul Fussell's books and write reviews of them. 15-17 years ago, I had to discuss them in seminars, but I think it'd be interesting to revisit them 15 years after finishing grad school to see if my opinions have changed much.
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

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I get the impression that I would eviscerate this book and perhaps the author as well - 12/12/2012 12:27:42 AM 728 Views
You almost certainly would - 12/12/2012 03:39:24 AM 743 Views
It's a cultural history of the 1910s-1930s - 12/12/2012 11:34:22 AM 705 Views

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