to End all Wars

A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918


World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. Adam Hochschild brings this war to life, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics -- including the conscientious objectors one British tabloid called "human toadstools" - alongside It's generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist and a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." can we ever avoid repeating history?