To mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Great War, The Atlantic has published a special commemorative edition featuring dispatches from soldiers at the front and articles by such major writers and historical figures as Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, W.E.B. Du Bois, H.L. Mencken, Walter Lippmann, Reinhold Niebuhr, Bertrand Russell, Arnold J. Toynbee, Barbara Tuchmann, Christopher Hitchens, and many others, all drawn from the magazine’s archives.
Experience history as Atlantic writers and readers experienced it at the time, watching the slow build-up to war and then its sudden rippling explosions as combat broke out; the brutal, violent—and sometimes darkly humorous—reality of life in the trenches; the savage peace that followed war, along with the failed attempts at a League of Nations, the rise of Hitler, and the rumblings of the next World War.
A richly packed 144 pages of war reportage, vivid photography, and poetry, you can read it in digital format by downloading it for your iPad or iPhone, Android, or Kindle, order a print version here, or buy a copy at any newsstand.