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This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. In January 1917, junior officer A.P. Herbert learned that a counterpart in another battalion of his division had been shot by … Continue reading
Introducing a new series. Justifiably or not, the First World War has a bigger reputation for the literary output of its combatants than WWII. This is not to malign any writers of the latter conflict. I have seldom read a … Continue reading
This is an opinion piece I wrote as a postscript to my series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. I described in my piece about Kalakaua’s trip around the world how his traveling companion William N. Armstrong milked events of … Continue reading