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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. 

2019–2020 Schedule

  • Oct. 5: Philipp Blom, The Vertigo Years
  • Nov. 2: Steven Beller, The Habsburg Monarchy 1815–1918
  • Dec. 7: Geoffrey Wawro, Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I
  • Jan. 4: Jack Beatty, The Lost History of 1914
  • Feb. 1: Eugene Rogan, The Fall of the Ottomans
  • Mar. 7: Nigel Jones, The Birth of the Nazis (about the Freikorps 1918–19)
  • ***Group is on hiatus while BA is closed due to COVID-19***
  • future readings:
  • Jan F. W. Beckett, The Making of the First World War
  • Laurence LaFore, The Long Fuse

World War I Discussion Group Past Readings