It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns on the battlefield fell silent to mark the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Yet, for all the hope of peace and a return to normalcy, this First World War, as it would later be called, merely marked the opening act of a century dominated by global conflict. As we come upon the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Our Missouri Podcast is launching a three part series on "Missouri and The Great War." Each episode in this series will focus on different aspects of the war ranging from soldiers and civilians on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to how the conflict remembered in memory and monuments. This episode features Andrew J. Huebner discussing his recent book, Love and Death in the Great War. In his book, Huebner documents how people throughout the United States found meaning in World War I from the trenches to the home front.
Andrew J. Huebner
Andrew J. Huebner is an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama. He holds a PhD in History from Brown University. He is the author of The Warrior Image: Soldiers in American Culture from the Second World War to the Vietnam Era. Presently, he is a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Huebner’s most recent book, Love and Death in the Great War, was published in 2018 and includes SHSMO collections.