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On the night table: John Harvard

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This article was published 4/7/2014 (1114 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

John Harvard

Former lieutenant-governor of Manitoba

"World War I erupted 100 years ago. If you ask how it started you might get a blank stare, or perhaps, a reference to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination. It's true that Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist. War broke out weeks after, but was preceded, for about 20 years, by crumbling empires, ultra-nationalism, ethnic hatreds and egotistical and foolish political leaders. Canada's Margaret MacMillan, historian extraordinaire, gives a superb account of that tumultuous period in The War That Ended Peace. It is a war that resonates to this day."


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Updated on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM CDT: Formatting.

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