One nation shows valor on the battlefield. Another goes to battle at the ballot box
1916 by Melina Druga re-launches wherever eBooks are sold May 13
World War I, like most wars, was started by politicians and fought by ordinary men who generally had no stake in the conflict. They fought because of patriotic fervor or a sense of adventure, and millions lost their lives as a consequence.
Between 1914 and 1918, nearly 5 million Americans and Canadians served in the war. While today the two neighboring nations share a sense of common heritage, language, history and cooperation, in the 1910s there was a lingering sense of animosity.
In the A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 journalism history series, author Melina Druga examines how newspapers reported on the war, painting a picture of the conflict as our ancestors knew it. In each eBook in the five part series, two pivotal events are examined – one from an American perspective and one from a Canadian one – to reveal how newspapers at the time handled wartime coverage.
Part three in the series, 1916, can be found wherever books are sold starting May 13.
The Battle of the Somme drags on in Europe and witnesses a new weapon of war – the tank. The battle receives sparse coverage back home, however, as Canadians are preoccupied with a variety of home front problems.
Meanwhile, the United States goes to the polls in a close election that pits Democrats against Republicans and Republicans against Democrats and Progressives. Suffragists also seize the moment and hope to gain universal suffrage for women on all three parties’ planks.
Part three in the A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 series. The series explores journalism history by examining how newspapers reported on the war, painting a picture of the war as our ancestors knew it.
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Melina Druga is available virtually to discuss 1916 with your book club, history organization, bookstore or library.
About Melina Druga
Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people.
Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.