My work-in-progress is about war and peace. It asks questions related to conscience and the causes we feel committed to. So naturally I am intrigued to hear of Adam Hochschild's book, To End All Wars. It deals with conscientious objectors in England during The Great War.
"This is a book to make one feel deeply and painfully, and also to think hard." (Christopher Hitchens, "NY Times Book Reviewer)
I'm thrilled to see my local library has this volume. But I have a feeling I'll end up paying its price in overdues so I may as well just go ahead and buy my own copy.
This quote from the book trailer pretty much sums up how I feel about history and why I write historical fiction: "We need to look at history in terms of the things that they maybe didn't tell us in high school and college."
Another quote from the author: "What could be more glorious and hopeful than the idea that this war was going to end all wars forever?"