To End All Wars

To End All Wars

A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

By Adam Hochschild; Arthur Morey (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452601311

Publication Date: May 2011

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. 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?

About the Author
ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of seven books.King Leopold's Ghostwas a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was his recentTo End All Wars. HisBury the Chainswas a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Arthur Morey has recorded over two hundred audiobooks in history, fiction, science, business, and religion, earning a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and two Audie Award nominations. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

Praise For To End All Wars

"[Hochschild] has written an original, engrossing account that gives the war's opponents (largely English) prominent place." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review