xx, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-422) and index.
Introduction : clash of dreams -- Dramatis personae. Brother and sister -- A man of no illusions -- A clergyman's daughter -- Holy warriors -- Boy miner -- On the eve -- 1914. A strange light -- As swimmers into cleanness leaping -- The God of Right will watch the fight -- 1915. This isn't war -- In the thick of it -- Not this tide -- 1916. We regret nothing -- God, God, where's the rest of the boys? -- Casting away arms -- 1917. Between the lion's jaws -- The world is my country -- Drowning on land -- Please don't die -- 1918. Backs to the wall -- There are more dead than living now -- Exeunt omnes. The devil's own hand -- An imaginary cemetery.