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The Myth of the Great War


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John Mosier is the author of The Myth of the Great War. He is full professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans, where, as chair of the English Department and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, he taught primarily European literature and film. His background as a military historian dates from his role in developing an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of the two world wars, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 1989 to 1992 he edited the New Orleans Review. He lives in Jefferson, Louisiana.


"Students of military history love to argue, and John Mosier gives them much to argue about. From armaments and tactics to strategy and politics, he challenges conventional wisdom and forces a rethinking of the war that inaugurated the modern era."--H.W. Brands, author of The First American and TR: The Last Romantic
"Ther is much in this book I really admire, not least its brilliant recasting of the traditional military narrative."--Niall Ferguson, author of The Pity of War
"A compelling and novel reassessment of World War I military history."----Kirkus Reviews
"Packed with evidence, much of it ingeniously obtained and argued."--Washington Post

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