1918: Delight tempered by disease
1918 by Melina Druga launches on Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo and More June 10
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 five in the series, 1918, can be found wherever books are sold starting June 10.
On Nov. 11, 1918, the war ends, prompting spontaneous and boisterous parties to erupt in cities throughout the United States and Canada.
Joy follows the deadliest month of the Spanish Flu Pandemic, a pandemic that would kill more Americans and Canadians than the war.
Part five 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 1918 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.