Tag: world war one

Review: Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World – Laura Spinney

The First World War looms large in our collective cultural memory, arguable even larger than the Second World War, though more people died in that conflict. This has been ascribed to a multitude of factors – the pointless, the waste, the static pace, the fact that the ‘War to End All Wars’ only served to give rise to another, the… Read more →

Review: Eleanor Roosevelt, vol. 1, 1884-1933: The Early Years – Blanche Wiesen Cook

It’s a rare individual for whom I could stand to read a three-volume biography but I think Eleanor Roosevelt deserves one. Her life was so full, so involved and dynamic and controversial than any less would simply not be doing her justice. In many ways Eleanor’s life can very easily be divided into three parts this biography takes – her… Read more →