Review: THE BEAUTY AND THE SORROW by Peter Englund

Tutu’s Two Cents recently read and reviewed The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

This is not a book to be enjoyed in the sense of bringing pleasure or smiles to the reader, but it is a book to be savored and remembered and celebrated.  In this work, the author gives us the Great War, not as a series of battles, blunders, and victories, not as the bloviations of politicians, kings, tsars, potentates and generals, not as compilations of maps, charts, statistics, and bureaucratic mumblings; rather he gives us the people who fought, lived and died this war.

Read the full review.

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