Richard J. Maybury who is also Uncle Eric
DEDICATION: To the independent thinkers who refuse to march off to war until they fully understand the opponent's point of view, and only after they have seen a mountain of evidence that the war is for an extremely good reason.

   "Research and study have caused me to view World War II as chapter two of World War I. If you find this surprising, you are not alone. I'm sure most Americans have never thought of the wars this way.
   Connections in political and economic history are seldom taught in schools. Subjects are compartmentalized. Educators tend to teach as they were taught and most of them were taught the same compartmentalized approach to history.
   The lack of connections, as well as the lack of economic history, reinforces a student's tendency to have an oversimplified view of the World Wars and, indeed, of all wars." —p.27


Book Cover Uncle Eric Talks About World War One World War I
The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today
1870 to 1935, Part One of a two-part series about the World Wars

by Richard J. Maybury

The first of Richard Maybury's two books on the World Wars focuses on the ideas and events of the First World War and how they affect us today.

Those ideas and events are today the reasons why the U.S. Government gets into so many wars in far corners of the globe.

"In a very real sense," says Mr. Maybury, "the explosion of the battleship Main in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction — a domino effect. The Spanish-American War in 1898 led to World War I, then World War II, and America's subsequent wars. And the dominoes continue to fall." ... Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Conquest of Philippines, China Boxer War, Columbia-Panama Incursion, Latin American Intervention, World War I, World War II ...and much more. The dominoes abound.

Ages 14 to 94, 250 pages, quality paperback. $17.95
ISBN 0-942617-42-8, Copyright 2002


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