The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I

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In 1914 Europe descended into a slaughter unlike anything that had been seen before. Yet, far from seeing the conflict as a tragedy, many men welcomed it as a healthy development for society, a relief from peace. The Great Adventure explores the intellectual trends that made war seem a natural and high expression of social values. This is not a book about the specific causes of World War I, but a study of the mood in which it could take place. What the book uncovers is a complex of deeply ingrained attitudes about manhood ...

The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I 1990, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253301369

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