The Great War Retold
By Ralph Raico
This article appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of The Independent Review


Books about World War I have made a resurgence, and the best introduction among them is The Western Front: Battle Ground and Home Front in the First World War, by T. Hunt Tooley. Despite its somewhat misleading title, The Western Front masterfully covers numerous aspect of the war, including the pre-war diplomatic crises, the growing glorification of violence in European culture, the bloody battles of the Marne, Verdun, and the Somme, wartime restrictions on civil liberties, and the war’s contributions to the growth of government.

Other Independent Review articles by Ralph Raico
    Fall 2008   Was Keynes a Liberal?
    Spring 2002   On the Brink of World War II: Justus Doenecke’s Storm on the Horizon
    Fall 1998   Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World since 1776

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