The Deluge

The Deluge

The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Book - 2014
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"A century after the outbreak of the First World War, a powerful explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world. The war would make a celebrity out of Woodrow Wilson and would ratify the emergence of the US as the dominant force in the world economy"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
ISBN: 9780670024926
Characteristics: xxiii, 643 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Dec 26, 2014

Compare and contrast this work of "history" to Chris Hedges' book, Death of the Liberal Class and qualify the differences. Reluctant entry into WWI? Hmmmm....? The bankers' first major war, the American Banksters, that is. Carnegie and Schwab illegally sold the subs to Germany which would sink the Lusitania [through Canadian companies]. Later, in 1920, the Bureau of Investigation [later to be called the FBI] would simultaneously raid the activists and socialists in 70 cities, beating them up, destroying their printing presses and jailing 10,000. All this laid down in the Wilson administration. But overall, a realistic take on Wilson, and am in full agreement with the author's premise and conclusions.

Dec 26, 2014

A valuable re-examination: with so many parallels between then and now, I was able to dip into this at almost any point and find new understanding, which then led me on to others. Fresh and original. If you're tired of rehashes, try this.
The reason I didn't give it another star is that it introduces so much unfamiliar matter that I kept getting lost. It was like taking a somewhat rushed tour of a museum.


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