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All items in this catalog are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine and accurately described. Each catalog entry is briefly described for its general appearance, historical significance, and content. Every one contains hours of additional historic reading, much more than I could find the space to describe here.
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A singular fact about modern war is that it takes charge. Once begun it has to be carried to its conclusion, and carrying it there sets in motion events that may be beyond men's control. Doing what has to be done to win, men perform acts that alter the very soil in which society's roots are nourished. - Bruce Catton
The Twentieth Century was a period of unprecented technical and social progress. Yet it may well be remembered as the bloodiest hundred years in human history. The two great World Wars of 1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945, together with the smaller, localized conflicts took a staggering toll in human life. Various source give a total of between 195 million and 230 million dead. It is a grim truth that the vast majority of the casualties were civilians.
We may avoid another century of conflict only if we understand the forces that caused the last one - the dark forces that conjure up ethnic conflict and imperial rivalry out of economic crisis, and in doing so negate our common humanity. They are forces that stir within us still.
Here is a selection of contemporary periodicals, from all sides, reporting these events when they were the day's news. Their immediacy and vividness can be quite startling, for this is war reported just as it happened, with generally minimal government censorship, at least in the U.S. papers. When these accounts were penned, no one could say what the outcome of the huge investment in lives and wealth would be, or which side would emerge victorious.
The titles of non-English language newspapers are indicated in italic type in the descriptions.
Please note that as these are large, heavy newspapers there is a small extra shipping charge, as noted in the individual listings.
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