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The Great War

Doris Lessing's Post-Mortems: Depositing Memories of the War to End All War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

With patience amid disappointment, combined with respectful effort, the reader can come away with an appreciation for what a daughter had to witness, hear, and endure.

The Great War, Literature, and Us

Greg Garrett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

This morning, on the one hundred year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany and entry in what was to be known as The Great War, I attended a memorial Eucharist at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.

A Century of Mass Slaughter

William Astore | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
William Astore

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. That "Great War" was many things, but it was most certainly a war of machines, of dreadnought battleships and "Big Bertha" artillery, of newfangled airplanes and tortoise-like tanks.

WWI Liturgy Will Atone For Outbreak Of ‘The Great War'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Half a world away from Europe, where World War I erupted 100 years ago next week (July 28), Washington National Cathedral will mark the occasion...

Early Animation: The Farmer in the City

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

In truth, there are scores of mice in Farmer Al's cartoons (as in other Terrytoons), but they are not mighty. The mightiness is reserved for the more or less human character at their center, not mighty as a character -- he is an oft-besieged man -- but mighty as a star.

On the World War One Centennial, Revisiting the U.S. and Russian "Great War" Experience

David Reynolds | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
David Reynolds

Through our double vision of the two world wars, we learn something about the 20th-century past. We also learn a lot about our 21-century present.

Haunting Photos Bring The Great War Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 4-year conflict that cost the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians from ...

The Great War, A Century Later

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Indian Century was one of a vast national movement to eject colonial rule, but it also marked 100 years of ideas that defined nationhood. Those ideas initially focused on economic development.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

Easy Reader: Hemingway's Unforgettable 'Farewell to Arms' With Original Ending and Alternates

David Finkle | Posted 10.29.2012 | Books
David Finkle

The novel is a young man's recollection, and as such it's exceptional. In other words, it's good, and here it is in an edition that delves even deeper into that young man's sustaining romantic obsession.

The First World War Explains Modern Conflict

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

We live in the world created by the First World War. Emerging from this cataclysmic event damaged and transformed, we have never wholly recovered.

Journalist Recalls Interviewing Last Surviving American WWI Veteran

aolnews.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I met Frank Woodruff Buckles on a chilly March afternoon in 2007 at his farmhouse in Charles Town, W.Va. He was a mere 106 years old back then. The l...