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by Englund, Will

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TitleMarch 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution
Author / Responsible partyEnglund, Will
TopicsHistory World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1914-1918 -- United States. World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia. Europe -- History -- 1871-1918.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


EUROPEAN HISTORY. "We are provincials no longer," said Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inaugural. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. Just ten days after Wilson's declaration, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and ushering in the false dawn of a democratic Russia. Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany a few short weeks later, asserting the United States' new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Will Englund draws on a wealth of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to furnish texture and personal detail to the story of that month. March 1917 celebrates the dreams of warriors, pacifists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries, even as it demonstrates how their successes and failures constitute the origin story of the complex world we inhabit a century later.

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System control numberS15291
Original Print PublisherNew York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
NarratorJulian Elfer.
Narrator NameJulian Elfer.
Participant or performer noteJulian Elfer.
Narrators GenderMale narrator