100th anniversary of the end of WWI suggestions

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ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » November 6th, 2018, 8:54 am

With the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day coming up in less than a week, I found a few titles that might be of interest:

Revision of the Treaty by John Maynard Keynes (1922) - We already have his Economic Consequences of the Peace in Librivox
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46037

Harper's Pictorial Library of the World War V. 12 by Irving Fisher* (1922) - This volume, the last in the series, covers the end of the war and the peace ("The Great Results of the War").
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44213

In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells (1918) [adopted]
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10291


Memoirs of the Armistice and Paris Peace Conference of 1919:

The Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative by Robert Lansing (US Secretary of State during this period)(1921)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10444

The Inside Story of the Peace Conference by Emile Dillon (1920)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14477

To Kiel in the "Hercules" by Lewis R. Freeman (1919) - memoir of a naval officer who was part of the Allied commission inspecting inside Germany after the war.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42374



These all appear to be more philosophical or theoretical works, inspired by the great questions of the war and its aftermath:

Fundamental Peace Ideas Including the Westphalian Peace Treaty (1648) and The League of Nations (1919) In Connection With International Psychology and Revolutions by Arthur MacDonald (1919) - Short work, appears to be published version of a speech or testimony in Congress. MacDonald is described as an anthropologist on the title page, and the end has a fairly lengthy list of other interesting looking articles and books by him on the topic of war and peace, but this is the only one in PG.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35530

Never Again! A Protest and a Warning Addressed to the Peoples of Europe by Edward Carpenter (1916) - Very short work, possibly a speech or text from pamphlet. Would work as a piece for one of the short nonfiction collections.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2990

Carpenter is also the author of The Healing of Nations and the HIdden Sources of Their Strife (1915)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10097

An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen (1917)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20694


Fiction and Humor:

Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things by Montague Glass (1919) - entry in the popular humorous series featuring the two lawyers, in which they go to the Paris Peace Conference (we have at least one other P&P volume in Librivox already):
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19948

Rogers-isms: The Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference by Will Rogers (1919) - very short, one-liners about conference.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20566

A selection of novels under World War I - Fiction - Veterans on PG:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/subject/7093



*This appears to be the only volume in Gutenberg but it's not searchable by title - Harper's doesn't work because search doesn't recognize the apostrophe, and it doesn't find anything by "Harpers" or "Pictorial Library". I actually stumbled over it when I was searching on Versailles Treaty and League of Nations. It's findable via the author's name, but if Fisher is the author of any of the other volumes, Gutenberg does not have them. I searched Internet Archive briefly and it appears that Albert Bushnell Hart is the listed author of most of the volumes, and none of these are in Gutenberg when you search on his name.

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Post by LikeManyWaters » November 6th, 2018, 9:03 am

Nonfiction:
The War Romance of the Salvation Army by Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
The War Romance of the Salvation Army Actual stories from the front about the many women and men who served in this way and their influence. (This might be a good GROUP project)

Fiction:
The Search by Grace Livingston Hill. War era romance. Christian fiction.
April
...the sound of His coming was like the sound of many waters... - Ezekiel 43:2
Dawn of the Morning (Group)
Pansies for Thoughts (Group)

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Post by jfschuurman » November 9th, 2018, 8:01 pm

I would like to do a solo of _In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace_ by H. G. Wells

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Post by jfschuurman » November 14th, 2018, 11:59 pm

Well on the way with _The Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace_. It is a really remarkable book. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Post by ColleenMc » November 15th, 2018, 8:10 am

Glad you went for it!

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