Book review: “Catastrophe: 1914″

Royal Irish Rifles in the trenches during World War I.

By Jim Tortolano/E Pluribus Unum Of all the great conflicts in the last 100 years or so, the one that seems the most pointless and heartbreaking is World War One. In his new book “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War,” Max Hastings paints a vivid and depressing portrait of a continent destroying itself in what […]