Book Club questions for Feb. 8

Prof. of History Tom Murphy will be sharing some visual aids and starting off our conversation on Thursday with the following questions:

  • ​Why does a book about the end of the World War I focus on the war itself?

    Photo_of_Henry_Nicholas_Gunther
    Henry Gunther
  • Why do we care about Henry Gunther’s death?
  • Why did the fighting continue until 11 am on November 11?
  • What do we learn about World War I?  Why are stories from the war so compelling?
  • What elements of the war interested you?  Which people?
  • What repercussions of the Great War continue to affect world conflicts and politics today?
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