The Last Days of Innocence: America at War, 1917-1918

Version: Unabridged
Author: Meirion Harries , Susie Harries
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: North America, Military
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2013
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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In just a few years, early in the twentieth century, the federal government grew from one tiny cog in the machinery of American life into a colossus, controlling the behavior of everyone. Paranoia, suspicion, and hatred of foreigners took hold, forming the mind-set with which the nation made its first acquaintance with communism in 1918. It was a seminal period in the history of the United States and the world, but the American side of the story has remained largely untold.

Author Details

Author Details

Harries, Meirion

Harries studied law at Cambridge University and worked as an attorney in Japan and Hong Kong before taking up his appointment as deputy director-general of the Society of Authors. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and of the Executive Committee of English PEN.

Harries, Susie

Harries studied classics at Cambridge and Oxford universities, and worked for several years in the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Hong Kong.