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A World Undone

A World Undone is an in-depth book about World War I.  Not just the battles, but the cause, how it should have been prevented and the shear number of mistakes made by both sides to snatch losses from sure victories.  I have a personal interest in this war as both of my grandfathers fought.  I regret not asking them about their experiences, but like most veterans, they rarely (actually never) talked about the war.  My paternal grandfather emigrated here in the early 1900’s.  The story is that when he went back home to visit, he was conscripted to fight.  It took us a while to figure out that he actually did fight on our side.  He survived, came back and NEVER went back to the “Old Country.”  My maternal grandfather had to have a lung removed when he was in his sixties and I now wonder if that cancer was caused by the lingering effects of being gassed during the war.