1917 by Melina Druga

Like two years earlier, 1917 is a chaotic spring

Book four in the A Tale of Two Nations series launches on Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo and More May 27

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 four in the series, 1917, can be found wherever books are sold starting May 27.

Canadian troops easily take their objective at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The battle would later be called Canada’s coming-of-age.  While newspapers at the time do not use this term, there is a definite sense that something important has occurred.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election on the pledge that he kept the U.S. out the war.  However, as submarine warfare increases, Wilson decides now is the time to enter the conflict.

Part four 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 1917 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.