Tag: Books

Book Club: Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

One of the selections for April-June 2018 is “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman. Tuchman, b. January 30, 1912 – d. February 6, 1989, won the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for this book which is considered a classic. Tuchman was born in New York City before WWI broke out, though the conflict would surely have…

Book Club: The Sleepwalkers Discussion Questions

Here are some ideas to think about while reading this book. Use them to guide your thinking as well as the discussion during your book club meeting. How would you define a nation state during the early 20th century? How does nationalism cross borders? How did nationalism contribute to the crisis of 1914? What impact…

Book Club: The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

This months’ Book for #rememberww1 virtual book club is “Sleepwalkers” by Christopher Clark. In October of 2014 Clark gave a presentation at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri on “How Europe Went to War in 1914.” Clark discusses how his book comes from the angle of not “why” Europe went…

Life in 1917

When 1917 began, the United States was still involved in the conflict with Pancho Villa in Mexico. The American public was aware of the conflict of Europe but still not war hungry. Instead they were preoccupied with their everyday lives. They had just elected the first woman to Congress, Jeanette Rankin from Montana (who won…