Experience of a Lifetime - People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War
By: John Crawford, David Littlewood and James Watson (EDS)

The First World War is widely perceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between the emperors pushed naive young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed millions and left scarred and embittered survivors. The conflict had a formative influence on politicians, writers, artists, union leaders, businessmen and some ethnic minorities, who used their participation to press for equal rights and full citizenship. This book, written by a range of leading New Zealand and international historians, explains how. 

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, Event Central (Ground Floor)