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The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

  • Date / Time:
  • May 16, 2017
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, we are pleased to feature Michael Neiberg on his latest book, analyzing how Americans moved from ambivalence toward the war in Europe to belligerence and beyond. He examines the social, political, and financial forces at work and the role of public opinion and popular culture, showing how all these factors contributed to the pivot toward war. His most recent books include: Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe (Basic Books, 2015); The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944 (Basic Books, 2012); and Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War in 1914 (Harvard University Press, 2011).

Books will be available for purchase at this event. 


Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above. 

Register for this event. 

For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.

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