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War Is Boring -- But Writing About It Is Interesting

This has been a tough year for the blog. I’ve had little time to write and my injured arm made typing a painful, difficult chore for months. 232 more words

U.S. History

The World War I Centennial: Why Should Americans Care?

Guest post by Marian Moser Jones

Why should Americans commemorate the centennial of World War I? Since visiting the Somme battlefields in France earlier this summer, I’ve been wrestling with this question. 1,083 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Marian Moser Jones has a guest post at the JHU Press where she takes a different approach to commemorating the start of the first World War. She focusses instead on the organizations created by the American war effort and how it ushered "in new era of American "humanitarianism." Chiefly, during the American Red Cross went from a small disaster relief organization to a "sprawling behemoth with humanitarian activities in 25 countries." Additionally, the Red Cross also ushered American women into the War at "unprecedented" levels.

A New Thirty Years' War in the Middle East?

W.J. Astore

The Middle East of the early 21st century is looking more and more like the Thirty Years’ War of the early 17th century that tore apart the Germanic states of the Holy Roman Empire.   336 more words


Malloch's Spitfire

We’re pleased to announce that Malloch’s Spitfire by Nick Meikle is now available from Casemate Publishers! This is the story of the pursuit of a dream. 319 more words