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Tuesday, March 24 2015

Erik Larson’s Latest Is a Gripping Tale of a Sinking Luxury Ship Not Named Titanic

Larson's description of the torpedoing of the Lusitania churns like an angry sea, full of detail gleaned from memoirs and letters of survivors and rescuers.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

The True Dogs of War: Nation, Language, and Identity in ‘Valiant Hearts’

Valiant Hearts challenges the barbaric connotations of the appellation “the dogs of war” by making a dog, the only creature blind to the “essential” identity markers of nationalism and language, the hero.


Friday, January 17 2014

Peace is a Relative Term: ‘War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War’

On the postwar repercussions of poor diplomacy and inept decision-making in economic and foreign policy that led to the widespread nationalism across Europe during the interwar years.


Monday, June 13 2011

Casus Belli: BOOM!‘s ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prepares for War

Daryl Gregory proves supreme in his handling of the hugely popular Planet of the Apes, offering a deep and sincere meditation on a society in the throes of avoiding that has already begun.


Monday, July 12 2010

The Tangled, Trailing Tale of ‘The White Ribbon’

A la Village of the Damned, the children of this village are a strange breed, suspiciously always present at the scenes of the savage crimes.


Wednesday, May 9 2007

Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America 1919 by Ann Hagedorn

A turbulent year overlooked in its niche between the Great War and the Roaring '20s... when hope dissolved into disappointment and fear put a chokehold on social progress.


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