1917 was a pivotal year in the lives of both Lenin and Wilson. These two, so very unlike, shaped the world in which we now live. Wilson’s Pax Americana saw a world living in peace, countries willing to cooperate for the good of all. Lenin saw violent revolution as the way to solve the problems of the people. Both men wanted the rest of the world to see things as they did. Both failed. This was an absorbing account of the final throes of World War I, with some interesting speculation about how things might have been different with just a few little changed outcomes, some “what ifs” to think about. The book reads like a fast paced novel, never dry and dull history. I enjoyed a new look at this war that never really came to an end.
eGalley review Publication date 11.28.17