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World War I

This discussion group was established in honor of the centenary of the August 1914 outbreak of World War I. Titles will be chosen democratically by group members. The group will meet the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to noon in the Trustees' Room, subject to adjustment for holidays. 

20172018 Schedule

  • Sep. 9 (N.B. this is the second Saturday, rescheduled from Labor Day weekend)Xu Guoqi, Asia and the Great War
  • Oct. 7: Sean McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923
  • Nov. 4: Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924, chapters 1–9
  • Dec. 2: Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924, chapters 10–conclusion
  • Jan. 6: Hew Strachan, The First World War
  • Feb. 3: G. J. Meyer, The World Remade:​ America in World War
  • Mar. 3: David Stevenson, The First World War and International Politics

World War I Discussion Group Past Readings