The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I

TitleThe Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsAdams, Michael
Number of Pages157
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington
Abstract

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.

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URLhttp://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=182366
Short TitleThe Great Adventure
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