Why the First World War? Important and forgotten reflections

    • Satan, the Waster. A Philosophic War Trilogy with Notes & Introduction
      Vernon Lee
      Satan, the Waster, published in 1920, is an essay on political anthropology of the Great War in a radically pacifist and rationalist perspective. The book consists of a symbolic comedy focused on the traditional metaphor of the devil and a collection of essays that clarify its infinite meanings and suggestions. The attentive readers will be enriched by this atlas of the conscience of Europe of the Great War with a radically changed vision of the whole phenomenon.
      Ebook price € 5
    • England’s Holy War
      Irene Cooper Willis
      England's Holy War - A Study of English Liberal Idealism During the Great War tells the story of the compromises and self-fuelled illusions by British Liberal opinion as it was reflected in the newspapers that represented it during the First World War. England's Holy War is a first rate study in national psychology and a narrative of the war by a Liberal pacifist who remained consistent with her original ideas, and not willing to compromise.
      Ebook price € 4
    • Society in the First World War.
      Caroline Playne
      This volume contains four essays on anthropology and social psychology of the First World War:
      The Pre-War Mind in Britain (1928)
      Society at War, 1914-16 (1931)
      Britain Holds on, 1917, 1918 (1933)
      The Neuroses of the Nations (1925)

      During the Great War, Playne gathered a great mass of documents on the English social life and the general consensus to the war. Then this merged into the books collected here, where we find an astonishing pioneering cultural history of the war.
      Ebook price € 6
    • Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile
      Maria Botchkareva
      At the outbreak of the First World War the Russian peasant Maria Botchkareva "Yashka" joined the army to fight like a man. After March 1917 she could organize a female combat unit of which was spoken worldwide. In 1918 Yashka reached the U.S. with the utopia of gathering funds to restore a people's army, and so her story was picked up and published by Isaac Don Levine.
      A fundamental witness to the history of women and the history of the First World War.
      Ebook price € 3

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