The Great Adventure: Male Desire And The Coming Of World War I by Michael C. AdamsThe Great Adventure: Male Desire And The Coming Of World War I by Michael C. Adams

The Great Adventure: Male Desire And The Coming Of World War I

byMichael C. Adams

Hardcover | November 22, 1990

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In 1914 Europe descended into a slaughter unlike anything that had been seen before. Yet, far from seeing the conflict as a tragedy, many men welcomed it as a healthy development for society, a relief from peace. The Great Adventure explores the intellectual trends that made war seem a natural and high expression of social values. This is not a book about the specific causes of World War I, but a study of the mood in which it could take place.

What the book uncovers is a complex of deeply ingrained attitudes about manhood, sex, power, maturity, boredom, and war that defined a culture in which war came to be seen as a positive option. Although the book focuses on attitudes in Great Britain and the United States of nearly a century ago, it makes a remarkably contemporary statement about men, women, and the culture of war., reviewing a previous edition or volume

Title:The Great Adventure: Male Desire And The Coming Of World War IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 9.5 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 1990Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:025330136X

ISBN - 13:9780253301369

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