March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution (PB) [Englund]
March 1917 is a riveting history of the month that transformed the world’s greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary Russian and American diaries, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper accounts, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Will Englund creates a highly detailed and textured account of America’s transformation from an isolationist nation to one that embraced an active role in shaping world affairs while at home Jim Crow still reigned.
This fascinating examination considers the dreams of that year’s warriors, pacifists, activists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries―from Czar Nicholas II to Woodrow Wilson, from Theodore Roosevelt to the fiery congresswoman Jeannette Rankin―and demonstrates how their successes and failures constitute the origin story of our complex modern world. 8 pages of illustrations