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The Long Shadow

The Legacies Of The Great War In The Twentieth Century

By David Reynolds, 1952-

Winner of the 2014 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History.



"If you only read one book about the First World War in this anniversary year, read The Long Shadow. David Reynolds writes superbly and his analysis is compelling and original." -Anne Chisolm, Chair of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Committee, and Chair of the Royal Society of Literature.


One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In The Long Shadow critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century. He shows how events in that turbulent century—particularly World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of Communism—shaped and reshaped attitudes to 1914–18.

By exploring big themes such as democracy and empire, nationalism and capitalism, as well as art and poetry, The Long Shadow is stunningly broad in its historical perspective. Reynolds throws light on the vast expanse of the last century and explains why 1914–18 is a conflict that America is still struggling to comprehend. Forging connections between people, places, and ideas, The Long Shadow ventures across the traditional subcultures of historical scholarship to offer a rich and layered examination not only of politics, diplomacy, and security but also of economics, art, and literature. The result is a magisterial reinterpretation of the place of the Great War in modern history.

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2014

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9780393088632


Format: Book
Author: Reynolds, David, 1952-
Summary: One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In The Long Shadow critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century.
Title: The long shadow : the legacies of the Great War in the twentieth century / David Reynolds.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence. Civilization, Modern -- 20th century. War and society. United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Isbn: 9780393088632 (hardcover) 0393088634 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 940.314 Rey
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Bib Id: 520664

Format: Book
Author: Reynolds, David, 1952-
Summary: One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In The Long Shadow critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century.
Title: The long shadow : the legacies of the Great War in the twentieth century / David Reynolds.
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Description: xxix, 514 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
Subjects: Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Subjects: War and society.
Subjects: United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Notes: Originally published: London : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2014004026
ISBN: 9780393088632 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393088634 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 940.314 Rey