A Decade Like No Other, 1911-1920; Volume I: Countdown to Catastrophe, 1911-1914 [Cross]


Author: Dennis Cross

Nonfiction, Paperback

This is the second volume of a projected three-volume illustrated history of the years leading up to and through the First World War and its immediate aftermath. Rather than telling a single story, it follows the news of the world, month by month, much as it was experienced by the people who lived through it, reminding us that every day the battles being waged in Europe were competing for attention with political struggles in the capitals of the world, revolutions in racial and gender equality, athletic contests on gridirons and baseball diamonds, and entertainment on Broadway stages and in the new medium of film.