A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI (Paperback)

A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI By John Druga (Editor), Melina Druga Cover Image
By John Druga (Editor), Melina Druga
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Drawing on contemporaneous accounts of the First World War from Canada and the United States, freelance journalist Melina Druga offers readers an insightful exploration of early-20th-century attitudes toward the conflict, in A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was two and a half years away from inheriting the Austro-Hungarian throne when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. World War I began exactly one month later. That conflict would reshape Europe entirely, bring Canada into its own as an independent state, and stoke progressive activist fires in the United States.

In hindsight, it's easy to see how WWI radically changed the course of history. But how did people in Canada and the U.S. view the war at the time? What was worth reporting on, in the minds of news outlets and journalists, and which opinions dominated the broadsheets?

Druga addresses these questions and more in this unique work of journalism history, which excavates opinions and coverage of the conflict to show how North American media framed the war as it was raging.

This omnibus edition contains all five volumes of the A Tale of Two Nations series, with an expanded bibliography and a glossary of terms.Book 1: 1914

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in 1914 Sarajevo plunged the globe into a massive war. The United States' and Canada's predominant viewpoints on the war served only to magnify pre-existing tensions between the nations.

Book 2: 1915

The newly founded Canadian Expeditionary Force's first sortie is the Second Battle of Ypres. Fifteen days after the chemical attack on Allied troops, the German Navy sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner, killing more than 1,100 passengers and crew.

Book 3: 1916

The Battle of the Somme claimed more than 700,000 Allied casualties between July 1 and November 13, 1916. As war raged across Europe, the United States found itself preoccupied with homegrown violence.

Book 4: 1917

The Canadian Expeditionary Force secures yet another hard-won victory, this time at Vimy Ridge. After years of speculation in the United States, President Woodrow Wilson finally declared war on Germany, plunging America into the international conflict.

Book 5: 1918

By the time of the Allies' armistice with Germany, Canada had been at war for more than four years, and the U.S. for nineteen months. No one could have predicted that a bigger, deadlier shadow was just over the horizon: the Spanish influenza pandemic.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781983143106
ISBN-10: 1983143103
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: June 11th, 2018
Pages: 134
Language: English