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God and nation as we head off to war

In 1918, my grandfather left the farms of Colorado’s South Platte River Valley for the killings fields of France. It was all about God, he wrote in his memoirs 50 years later. But two new books reviewed recently by the New York Times point to more tangled motives of most of the major protagonists in the war, and none of them were particularly honorable. Continue reading

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