In April of 1917, exactly 100 years ago, the United States entered World War I. History has tended to forget how controversial the decision was at the time, both politically and morally. Many Americans felt that the United States had no business being involved in a war between foreign powers. At the beginning of the Great War, the United States was neutral, but gradually, its economic interests began to be tied to an allied victory. Once the United States was involved in great numbers, the allies prevailed quickly, and the war was effectively over in the summer of 1918.
My new novel, “Love of Finished Years” explores the mood in the United States in the years leading up to this event, from the perspective of a German American immigrant. Stay tuned for updates on the release of “Love of Finished Years.”Google+