Doom

Have a look at all the accomplished authors and big publishing houses that have books published or ready to drop about the Great War:

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret Macmillan
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin
A Mad Catastrophe by Geoffrey Wawro
The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher

and one I really liked, a snapshot of the world before upheaval, 1913, by Charles Emmerson.

This provides the talent pool for a storm of book tour media interviews as the July anniversary of Sarajevo 1914 approaches. Now, just combine with today’s Eastern Europe, Perfidious Putin and Appeasing Allies.

The parallels with the Great War are close enough, and the chronology is so exactly just right, 100 years plus or minus a month or so. Get comfy and enjoy all the warnings of doom coming your way through the summer.

Why, looky here, here’s one from just last week.

Writers got to make a living, too.

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