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Dwight Garner…intense and bighearted…What [Englund] has written here is an unusual book, one he describes, not inaccurately, as "a work of anti-history." It contains few big names, major treaties or famous battles…It's not so much a book about what happened, he explains, as "a book about what it was like"…The best books about World War I have often been oblique, like Paul Fussell's Great War and Modern Memory, or novels, like Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, rather than comprehensive histories. Mr. Englund's volume joins an unconventional pantheon.
—The New York Times