This summer I am reading through The Great War aka WWI. I have never gotten beyond Sarajevo in my understanding and the time seems right to correct that. My son Collin is joining me; we keep interrupting each other’s reading with a new insight just grasped. He is currently reading Jeff Shaara’s To the Last Man while I revel in Barbara Tuchman’s magnificent prose in The Guns of August. My friend, LimboLady, getting some rest in between school sessions at our house, is engrossed in The Yanks are Coming which arrived from Amazon this morning.
On our bookshelf, waiting to be read:
No Man’s Land: 1918 – The Last Year of the Great War by John Toland
World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard Maybury (An Uncle Eric book)
The Rage of the Nations by Edward R. Kantowicz
Waiting at the library, all by the novelist Anne Perry:
World War I-related DVDs in our Netflix queue:
All Quiet on the Western Front
World War I in Color (Kenneth Branagh narrator)
The Great War
Paths of Glory
The Fighting 69th
A World War I soldier’s blog:
the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after
they were written.
To find out Harry’s fate, follow the blog!”