world war http://wamc.org en Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College http://wamc.org/post/stephen-kinzer-speak-siena-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author and journalist, <a href="http://www.stephenkinzer.com/">Stephen Kinzer</a>, will be speaking at 2:30 pm on the <a href="http://www.siena.edu">Siena College</a> Campus this afternoon. The event is sponsored by <a href="http://www.womenagainstwar.org/wordpress/">Women Against War</a>.</p><p>Kinzer will discuss his new book, <em>The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War</em>. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, <em>All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror</em>.</p><p>Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent, formerly with the <em>New York Times</em>, and a bestselling author of books on American foreign policy in Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87682 at http://wamc.org Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd http://wamc.org/post/hundred-days-campaign-ended-world-war-i-nick-lloyd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued—known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86401 at http://wamc.org "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd Joe Sacco's "The Great War" http://wamc.org/post/joe-saccos-great-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted.</p><p>In <em>The Great War</em>, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot long panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going “over the top” and getting cut down in no-man’s-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse.</p><p>Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a slipcase with a 16-page booklet, <em>The Great War</em> is a landmark in Sacco’s illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we’ve never seen it before.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78020 at http://wamc.org Joe Sacco's "The Great War" Rob Edelman: War Is Hell, Indeed http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-war-hell-indeed <p></p><p>In so many Hollywood films of yesteryear, American soldiers and war veterans-- particularly those of the World War II era-- are depicted as valiant, well-adjusted warriors who have fought for their country. They smile, even if they are wounded. Upon coming home, they are ever-willing to be embraced by their loved ones while disappearing into the mainstream and getting on with their lives.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:46:46 +0000 Rob Edelman 51323 at http://wamc.org