AFLSE Boston: Lecture and Conversation with LSE Professor David Stevenson

Please join AFLSE Boston alumni, friends, and colleagues to discuss why World War I ended with a whimper, and led to the tragic ramifications for world peace just two decades later.

LSE's Professor of International History David Stevenson will be joining AFLSE Boston alumni, friends, and colleagues in connection with the release of his new book, With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918.

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 starting at 6:00pm with the lecture, and will be followed by a book signing and informal networking.

AFLSE Boston has reserved a private room at the Elephant & Castle.

Elephant & Castle
161 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02110-1404
www.elephantcastle.com

Cost:
Free for paid-up AFLSE members who register in advance
$10 for LSE grads who are non-members and register/pay in advance
$15 for anyone else or at the door

Click here to RSVP and to buy tickets.


In the most comprehensive account to date of the conflict’s endgame, David Stevenson approaches the events of 1918 from a truly international perspective, examining the positions and perspectives of combatants on both sides, as well as the impact of the Russian Revolution. Stevenson pays close attention to America’s effort in its first twentieth-century war, including its naval and military contribution, army recruitment, industrial mobilization, and home-front politics. Alongside military and political developments, he adds new information about the crucial role of economics and logistics.

Please join AFLSE Boston alumni, friends, and colleagues to discuss why World War I ended with a whimper, and led to the tragic ramifications for world peace just two decades later.